Terracotta warriors and Xian city

The terracotta warriors in Xian was discovered in 1974 by a farmer, digging a well on his land. The site was opened to visitors in 1976 and declared a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1987.  Current estimates are that the three pits contain about 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses.

We were really fortunate to be able to visit this amazing site. Being in the presence of 2,200 year old history is an experience that will stay with me forever.

Besides the terracotta warriors, we also visited the musical fountains, the Wild Goose Pagoda Tower, Xian’s museum and the Muslim Quarter.

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  1. #1 by Zelda Lessing on April 16, 2012 - 4:33 pm

    Sooooo jaloers. Dis op my bucket list!

    • #2 by Celia on April 16, 2012 - 7:33 pm

      Dis beslis die moeite werd om te gaan, maar 2 aande max. is genoeg.

  2. #3 by InsideJourneys (@InsideJourneys) on April 17, 2012 - 7:09 am

    This is on my bucket list — next to the Great Wall, it’s one of my China must-sees. I’m now officially jealous, Celia!

    • #4 by Celia on April 17, 2012 - 10:01 am

      It is definitely worth the trip. Come visit 🙂

  3. #5 by Ou mannetjie on April 18, 2012 - 1:31 am

    Very nice weekend. Great photo’s. Baai J

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