Terra cotta Army

Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army (simplified Chinese: 兵马俑; traditional Chinese: 兵馬俑; pinyin: bīngmǎ yǒng;
literally “soldier and horse funerary statues”) are the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang the First Emperor of China.
The terracotta figures, dating from 210 BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers near Xi’an, Shaanxi province,
China near the Mausouleum of the First Qin Emperor. (Chinese: 秦始皇陵; pinyin: Qín Shǐhuáng Líng).
The figures vary in height (183–195 cm – 6 ft–6 ft 5in), according to their role, the tallest being the generals.
The figures include strong warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians.
Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers,
130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits.
————————————————————————————–
————————————————————————————–
————————————————————————————–

Our 2nd day In Xi’an,

we booked the tour from the Hotel,

Coz Terra cotta Pit is quite far from central.

we have to go there by car around 45 min.

So we decided to book the private tour from the Hotel,

Plus with the  Tour Guide, My Tour Guide, a Chinese Guy.

who(Think) he can speak English,

But I barely understand when  he talk .

I have to tell him to repeat what he talked,

I think my English suck, but he even more..lol..

———————————————————————————–
———————————————————————————–
Briefly about Terracotta Army from My Tour Guide( as i remember)

1.Founded by a local farmer,

around 5 farmers(as i remember)

now only one or two still alive.

and now they not work as a farmer anymore..

They become rich…lol…. as you see  one picture, me Dave and Old man,

he is the founder. all he do, he sitting there, sell his book and give autograph…..

Damn. hes such a lucky man  😀

2.The figure of the Terra Cotta army very height (6ft-6ft5in)

so i think the Chinese ppl (army)must be very strong and Height

3. The figure of the Terra Cotta Army created separate,

as you see some have no head, and inside the body is hollow

4. Many of the tomb builders were also buried alive,

include single ladies too.

Because the Emperor Qin believed that life under the ground

after death was a continuation of life on earth

5.The modern Chrome’plating technology appeared

in  western countried in 1920s to 1930s,

But it had emerged in China 2,200 years before.

(i think this is amazing)


Some more pics from the Tomb

Great Mosque of Xi’an

Great Mosque of Xi’an

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Mosque of Xi’an (Chinese: 西安大清真寺),
located near the Drum Tower (Gu Lou) on 30 Huajue Lane of Xi’an, Shaanxi province,
China,is one of the oldest and most renowned mosques in the country.
It was first built in the Tang Dynasty (reign of Emperor Xuanzong, 685-762),
and renovated in later periods (especially during the reign of Emperor Hongwu of the Ming Dynasty).
It remains a popular tourist site of Xi’an, and is still used by Chinese Muslims (mainly the Hui people)
today as a place of worship. Unlike most mosques in Middle Eastern or
Arab countries, the Great Mosque of Xi’an is completely Chinese in its construction and architectural style,
except for some Arabic lettering and decorations, for the mosque has neither domes nor traditional-style minarets.[1]

yeah….Our first day in Xi’an, we do nothing much,as we arr late.

We stayed at Shanglira Hotel…

our 1st day we just take a taxi( its quite far from central area,around 20 min by taxi)

and walk around central area,went to Chinese restaurant,and  take taxi back to Hotel.

the taxi meter here start from 6 CNY(Yuan), Taxi meter in Beijing start from 10CNY(Yuan).

I like the taxi in Xi’an, they have the cage between the driver and the passenger ,

Thats look safe to me… reduce the robber,crime, 🙂

Good idea, i think they should do that in Thailand too

Here is the picture at the City Wall and the Great Mosque in Xi’an and the local area..

I love that area.

really local life. walking on the street, buy food on the street,

take a very nice shot(By Dave” The camera man”)

and the weather so good, we both no rush, just walk around, see local life..

Love it !! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The Jinshanling Great Wall

Jinshanling

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jinshanling, Great Wall of China

Jinshanling (Chinese: 金山岭; Chinese: 金山嶺; Chinese: Jīnshānlǐng),

a section of the Great Wall of China located in the mountainous area in Luanping County,

125 km northeast of Beijing. This section of the wall is connected with the Simatai sectionto the east.

Some distance to the west lies the Mutianyu section. Jinshanling section of the wall was built from 1570 during the Ming Dynasty.

The Jinshanling section of the Great Wall is 10.5 km long with 5 passes,

67 towers and 2 beacon towers. The initial section of the wall has been restored to original condition,

but the condition of the wall deteriorates towards its natural state as it approaches Simatai.

The entrance fee is 40 RMB. A cable car has been constructed to take visitors to the highest point along the wall.

There is an additional admission charge of 50 RMB to continue on to the Simatai section, and a 5 RMB fee to cross the suspension bridge.

Dave’ Birthday.

He has a best plan, i think. yes.

and included me in that plan too..

we not do such a sweet dinner, or shopping around Beijing,

we do Hiking !!! yes of course. Hiking,

we woke up around 5 am,waiting for our tour guide to bring us to Jinshanling Great wall.

On the way, i feel like he try to persuate us not  to go to Jinshanling, he said. Its windy. and really cold today

and he can just drop us at Simatai Great wall(thats our destination for hiking)

yes of course, the answer for me and Dave   must be,Hell, we will go, we will Hiking..

so for all of us 9 ppl, i think. theres 3 ppl, they change their mind, not to hiking, just gonna wait at Simatai.

I felt like… . so why they join this Hiking for???? chicken shit by sudden???

its just 10 km  hiking…. Once in a life time….

well.. whatever, i think they must have reason why they change their mind, windy,cold…ect..

anyway… we make it… we hiking from Jinshanling to Simatai Great wall.

i feel really happy that we can make it.. 10 km walked(hiking) with the cold and windy weather…lol.

Im glad i can make it. even i have to stop and do my booger nose every ten min.(runny nose all the time)

its such a good memory

Its one of the most amazing thing here  in this Trip

Dave said:Its Great that we do this kind of thing together. ;D

What I dont like about China..

They BLOCKED FACEBOOK...

They block my facebook…..lol… i was so pissed when i knew that//

Coz i growing my farm( FARMVILLE) and you know.. 10 days.. all my plants will died…..awwwww