Sunday, March 31, 2013

Xian Tour

Xian Tour 19-22 March 2013 ... main attraction: 

Terracota Army (protecting the emperor in his afterlife), 
Famen Temple (keeping Budha's finger bone), 
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (keeping Buddhism scripture brought back from India by Master Xuanzang), 
Xian Ancient City Wall (14km in perimeter), 
Huaging Hot Spring (for emperor and concubine to spend the winter months), 
Hanyang Tomb, 
Tang Dynanty Music and Dance Show, 
Bell and Drum Towers, 
Shaanxi History Musuem, etc.

Do click here to view 217 photos taken at Xian courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

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The Terracotta Army or the "Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses", is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. 

Kneeling Archer - it is one kind of the armored infantryman. The pose of both hands evidences that this figure held one crossbow originally.

Do click here for the preceding tour - Beijing.

Posted by KC Leong

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