China Blog Day 4

June 20, 2018 at 2:51 AM


China Day 4 - June 18th, 2018 TerraCotta Warriors

This morning we traveling into the nearby countryside of Xi’an where the TerraCotta Warriors were discovered in 1978 by a farmer working his fields. The warriors were buried by the Emperor to defend him in the after life. His tomb is located a few kms away from the warrior site. History has shown the warriors were placed in the ground in elaborate rows with flanking troupes, soldiers, officers and generals. The Emperor did this on the advise of one of his top aids as the was told following the tradition of placing live soldiers and burring them alive would not go over well with the people. The warriors are all life size, different faces and would have been part of the Emperor’s vast projects including early parts of the Great Wall. It is believed that over 700,000 people over decades worked on this project. We also visited a ceramic factory that makes and sells replicas of the warriors which turned into some fun and photos then this evening we took in a dinner and show of traditional dance and music from the Tang Dynasty. Tomorrow we will be visiting a Huang village, lunch with locals then in the evening flying on to Guilin. Enjoy todays selection of images by clicking on the gallery link below.

Click on the gallery link below to see todays photos.


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Posted by Brian Harris on
Looks like another amazing day for the group.
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