Friday, April 15, 2011

China-Xi’an-Terracotta Warriors (Day 65)

We had come to Xi’an to see the Terracotta Warriors and only had a couple days there and the weather was horrible.  It was in the low 40’s and raining.  Anja worked a little in the morning and we grabbed a cab out to the there and back for 400 Yuen.  This was a rip off and should have been more like 200 Yuen but I’d lost the will to fight over $30 so we agreed and headed out.  The cab ride was slow and I don’t think the most direct but we got there and rushed in.


Outside the ticket booths of the entrance.  We’d made it there and were short on time so headed straight to Pit 1.  We didn’t get a guide as I had read there were signs in English you and read and that Pit 1 is the largest, Pit 2 has some in glass for up close viewing, and Pit 3 is the smallest. 


Outside Pit 1.


Pit 1 a massive hanger building with most of the nice viewable figures at the front.


We walked around Pit 1 and got good views as it wasn’t that packed.  Again I can’t imagine what this is like on a busy day.  Yes, I was wearing a long sleeve shirt, fleece, down jacket, wind breaker, and hat and was just comfortable.


Pit 2 didn’t have much to see in the pit but it was cool to get an up close view of some of the best figures.





High ranking officer.


Mid ranking officer


Sitting archer


Pit 3 is the smallest.


Outside headed out.  Luckily it was not that busy and we were able to see all three pits in about 1.5 hours but would have liked to spend a little more time there.

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