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Day 10 - Xi'an

Hi all

Today we headed off early to Banpo Neolithic Village - a 6,000 village that was accidentally discovered in the 1950's by archaeologists and has been preserved by the government for the Chinese people to study and learn.

We then went to a factory where they make the replica terracotta warriors. They are fired in a kiln for 3 days and then it takes 7 days for them to cool before they can be handled. We did end up buying a set of 4 types. Feng Shui states that you need at least a general and a archer which we have.

We went to the Terracotta Warriors where we first had lunch and then it was time to head to the first pit. It was truly a site to see the out is about 200 metres long. The warriors were discovered by a farmer who was digging a well. I will admit that I had a few tears in my eyes as I was a little overwhelmed. I took a lot of photos and will post some later. We went into Pit 3 next which was s lot deeper than Pit 1 and a lot smaller. Pit 2 was next and it was a lot darker in there. The archeologists are not going to excavate any more at this time. They are presently trying to piece together he ones they have uncovered.

There was a lot of walking today and my poor feet are very sore

Tonight we went to a Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show which was amazing. The costumes were so beautiful and the performances flawless.

Tomorrow we will visit the city wall which is in downtown Xi'an before we have lunch and then head to the airport for our flight to Beijing.

Seems I'm not the only one with a cold - 3 other people have come down with one so far. I'm feeling much better today thank goodness.

Well time for some photos and then bed. Thankfully we don't have to leave until 10am tomorrow so a small sleep in is in order.

Until next time
Janelle & Cheryl

Posted by Chernelle 07:23 Archived in China

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