Day 92 – Xian, China (Terracotta Army)

Despite being totally exhausted from our train ride last night, today we visited Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum (since we only have two days to explore Xian). There we saw the “Eight Wonder of the World”, the world famous Terracotta Army. What an amazing site! A lot of the ancient artifacts are still unexcavated. There were three pits which showcased the terracotta warriors at different stages of excavation (pit #1 was the most impressive). The Terracotta Army dates back over 2,000 years and is a rich part of China’s history.


(Pit #3)


(Pit #2)


(Pit #1)



4 Responses to “Day 92 – Xian, China (Terracotta Army)”

  1. I always was amazed when I saw these images at school-so cool! I bet it is so much better in person!! 🙂

    BTW, try and get some rest chica-sounds like you both are exhausted!!

    • They really are incredible. All of the warriors are life size and unique (no two are alike). To think that they survived underground after all of these years is just mindboggling. They expect to uncover 6,000 of them in pit #1 alone.

  2. Aunt Jan Says:

    Totally awesome! This was worth the trip and being a little tired! Isn’t it fun to visit places that you’ve seen in books or in a film?

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