“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.
It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife, and to make sure that he had people to rule over.
The figures, dating from 3rd century BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province.”
You don’t have to pay for a tour guide speaker. Just stand in front of an attraction and surely there would be other tourist groups with their tour guide explaining history at the top of their lungs. Parasites XD
Here I am @ 兵马俑!!! with Kai Ping~
“The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses.
Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits near by Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum.
Other terracotta non-military figures were also found in other pits and they include officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians.”
thousands of clay soldiers, each with unique facial expressions and positioned according to rank
ShowLuo-endorsed Dico’s 香脆手枪鸡 for lunch at the premises of Terracotta Army
Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum, awarded UNESCO World Heritage, just like my hometown Georgetown, Penang ^^
passed by the archeologists’ office
When we paid Emperor Qin’s tomb a visit, it was drizzling, so it really felt like a Cheng Beng trip.
We took a caddy (15yuan) to go one big round the perimeter about 5km to arrive to this tomb, only then to find out that the tomb was actually located only about 10meters away from the entrance/counter where we were initially. “电瓶车？一定要坐！”Kena tipu =.=
Bus ride back to Xi An city, umpat about USMKK folks XD
Evening, took subway to city central, jalan-jalan shopping district, groceries @ Walmart, late dinner @ hostel café, roast chicken & creamy yoghurt. My feet really hurts.
It’s Hari Kebangsaan and I’m feeling all in awed over China’s ancient history and past glory XD