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Terracotta warriors 

Special exhibition of the terracotta warriors at the Pacific Science Center. One of two US city tours (Philadelia fall 2017-spring 2018). Tickets are $38 for exhibit and IMAX film – well worth the price. 56 more words


The Terracotta Warriors

My first official day in Xi’an started with an early morning out to the most famous sight in this area, and really the whole reason people come: the Terracotta Warriors. 464 more words


A Warrior Weekend

Thanks to the Dragon Boat Festival we had a four-day weekend at the end of May.  My friend Allan and I decided to take this opportunity to go and see Xī’ān where the terracotta warriors are.  985 more words


Xi'an Day 2 | 西安:第二天


Alright kids, let me tell you one of the greatest (tragic) love story in Chinese history (or what I remember of it from what Sue told me). 828 more words


Travel Ephemera #7: Jiefang Hotel, Xi’an

I hurried––scuttled really: the scale of the surroundings had reduced all human activity to comparison to ants, and ‘scuttled’ seemed a more appropriate term––from the train station, through the gates, and across the square.  174 more words


The Pulse of China - Exploring Ancient Treasures and Modern Byways

Early on our first day in Beijing as we disembarked from the bus near the East Gate to Beijing’s Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, I was overwhelmed by the mass of people. 2,528 more words


Xi'an, China: 1993

China’s Communist Party decided to open the country to the outside world in 1978. By the early 1990s, there were only very limited observable results for a foreign visitor. 263 more words