"A Warriors Paradise" Xian Shan by wilocrek
Xian Shan Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 60 photos
What would the ancient world of been like if there hadn't been crazed, egotistical war lords who demanded insane things to be built in their honor? Boring....very boring...and even worse there wouldn't be cool things for us modern day tourists to gawk at in amazement. I know when I die I want to be buried with a army of over 8,000 warriors to protect me on my way to hell. I want to be just like Emperor Qin and have my minions (of which I have none) spend their days building legions of terracotta warriors, horses, and chariots to keep me company in the afterlife (if there actually is one) However, unlike Emperor Qin, I would prefer not to have my mortal enemy ( Xiang Yu) violate my tomb after my death and smash up my life size toy soldiers. But then again it would be cool to have my tomb lost to the world for hundreds of years and then rediscovered by peasant farmers. Such were my thoughts as I gazed into the massive pit the size of several football fields filled to the brim with terracotta warriors. Visiting the Terracotta Warriors, one of the new seven wonders of the world, was a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget. And while I may never have the honor of being buried along with 8,000 toy soldiers I can always dream of that possiblity...if only I was a Chinese Emperor...sigh
There are many buses leaving regularly for the Terracotta Warrior museum in front of the Xi'an bus station (east to the... more travel advice
Located 66 feet (20 meters) to the north of Pit 1 at the eastern end, Pit 2 is in an "L" shape. This pit was discovered... more travel advice
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