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Day 11

Xian

overcast 28 °C

We are running a bit behind on our blog, Internet a bit dodgy in Xian.
Today we booked a tour with our hotel to see the Terracotta Warriors and also the 8 Immortals Temple. Our Chinese guide spoke good English and she was quite funny. The bus trip to the warriors took just over an hour. There are 3 different pits to see with the most famous and best one being number 1. The guide took us to the number one pit last. During the night time the workers continue digging up the pits and reconstructing the warriors as nearly all the pieces have been smashed by soldiers who broke in centuries ago. The farmer who first discovered the warriors was there today signing books. Afterwards we watched a short film on the history of the Terracotta Warriors.
For lunch we stopped at a restaurant and had a Chinese buffet. The handmade noodles were very nice and also the toffee potatoes.
On the way back we stopped at the 8 immortals temples, were you can light incense and pray. There were a lot of worshippers in there at the time of our visit.
Tonight we get on another over sleeper to Pingyao.
Yes mum we are getting your comments.

Posted by mayet 21:12 Archived in China

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