Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Terracotta Warriors, 22 June 2009

A lot of people come away from the Terracotta Warriors completely underwhelmed. To those people I ask you this, ´What did you expect?´

I thought the army of warriors was amazing. In all admittance if you follwed the numercal ordering assigned to the pits by the site managers you would be disappointed, but by some strange fluke we happened to view the warrior pits in the best order! Listen carefully... 2, 3, 1. Pit number 1 is by far the spectavle of the site. Hundreds of hand made terracotta soldiers side by side, built over 2000 years ago. Pit number 3 is not impressive by size, but this one contains horses and slightly different warrior styles. Pit Number 2 is pretty rubbish, it is essentially a big tin of broken biscuits. In this pit you can see odd arms, legs, sandals and horse bridles, but nothing in tact, and consequently, nothing of particular splendour. So my word of advice to you, save pit number one till last and visit pit number two first. It´s the way to go!

Also check out the photo exhibition of all the World Heritage sights. Incredible photos of the world´s most incredible places.

My verdict: well worth the stop in Xian, it´s bloody awesome!

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