With the exhibition of some of the famous Terracotta Warriors currently taking place at the British Museum in London, it's time I posted this story of a visit to see the full complement on display at the site where they were discovered, a short bus journey outside the city of Xi'an in central China.
Not much walking was involved - just the path from the bus park to the exhibition centre and then around the exhibits - but we were on our feet for quite a time, marvelling at the fantastic display of ancient art.
- I'll remember most the awesome sight of the rows of warriors in the trenches
- The best bit was getting to such a unique archaeological site
- The pits with broken remains were also memorable
- The funniest bit was going to a cafe afterwards where the owner quickly adjusted the price of a beer when he found that Catriona understood Chinese!
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to China page for links to other stories
|Location||About 40 km east of Xi'an city|
|Date walked||16 June 2005|
|Walk type||Town and City walks|
|Difficulty||A short easy walk|
|Time taken||2 hrs 20 mins|
|Getting there||By bus 306 or 307 from Xi'an railway station|
|Places to stay||Jiefang Hotel, facing the railway station|
|Other features||Banpo Neolithic Village halfway back to Xi'an|