Xi’an: the Home of the Terracotta Warriors

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Xi’an, 2 hours flight from Beijing, is the capital of Shaanxi Province and one of the oldest cities in China with more than 3,000 years of  history.  One of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world is located in the city, namely the Terrracotta  Army, a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of  Qin Shi Huang , the first Emperor of Qin .

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One other place  to visit while in Xian is the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Ta), one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China.

Xi'an

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Posted on February 19, 2013, in China and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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