To the Terracotta Warriors... by any means necessary.
Xi'an Travel Blog› entry 6 of 15 › view all entries
November 17th, 2009 – by: Vinceng
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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