Terracotta Army

On the second day of our trip, we planned to visit the magnificent Terracotta Army and Wild Goose Pagoda tower. But before every great adventure, we have to make sure our stomach is filled!

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IMG_0006Arrived at our first destination, Wild Goose Pagoda tower.Smile everyone!

The entrance is free for Small WIld Goose Pagoda. But you have to pay 30yuan if you want to climb to the top of the Pagoda. You can find out more about the Pagoda at here.

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After that, we proceed to visit our next destination, the Terracotta Army.

Terracotta Army is a must visit place in Xi An, and it is a signature landmark on all visitors’ itinerary. It was such a breathtaking view, to see thousands upon thousand of soldiers and horses made of clay. All of the sculptures were so well made, every of them has different expression carved on their face. The completion of this masterpiece took around 11 years, and it was made to guard the royal tomb of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang Di. and to accompany Him during His eternal life. The Chinese believed that treasures and sacrificial objects inside the tomb would accompany the dead in his afterlife.

Enough with the history, these are some pictures I took.

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The temperature at Xi An is a few degree higher than Beijing. When we were there, it was boiling. Due to our inexperience, we were not fully prepared for such heat.

We got no hat, no sunscreen on, no umbrella, only sunburn to look forward to. It was such a torture to walk under such burning sun, and many were complaining when they found out they need to walk around 10-15 minutes from the parking lot to the museum.

They have four buildings there. One cinema building, and three buildings for the museum. It is all fully air-condition, so it was all okay when we reached the museum.

It was such a shame that I did not take many pictures when I was there because I did not charge my camera the day before. You can check out this place more here.