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To the Terracotta Warriors... by any means necessary.

Xi'an Travel Blog

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The bunks on our way to Xi'an... a sleeper car with 6 bunks, stacked 3 high. Probably one of the stranger methods of travel I've been through...
So after hitting up Tianamen Square and the Forbidden City (photos to follow as the internet connection here is not conducive to uploading), we took an overnight train from Bejing to Xi'an, home of the Terracotta Warriors.

The Warriors were created as part of an extravagant masoleum to the first emporer of China, Chin Chi Wong, and took nearly 40 years to create.  Each warrior in the tomb were constructed by hand and meant to guard him in his afterlife.....  
Let me tell you, it was an awe inspiring visit, and I do recommend it, just to see what 700,000 slaves can do in creating a tribute to an infamous emporer. 

We then headed back into the city to do walk around, Xi'an is quite an incredible city, with historic relics standing literally side-by-side with new buildings, and representing a great dicotamy of new and old, rich and poor.  Xi'an is by all accounts a developping city, and was definitely worth the overnighter....

I'll try and upload photos as soon as I get a decently fast internet connection, but that could very well be two days away when we arrive in Shanghai.
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The bunks on our way to Xian... a…
The bunks on our way to Xi'an... …
Couple inches of snow on the groun…
Couple inches of snow on the grou…
View inside one of the excavation …
View inside one of the excavation…
One of the soldiers they excavated…
One of the soldiers they excavate…
Arrow head through a skull found i…
Arrow head through a skull found …
More replica (?) soldiers in the m…
More replica (?) soldiers in the …
A cool courtyard where we took par…
A cool courtyard where we took pa…
Xi'an
photo by: Deats