It was drizzling slightly when we set off to find the 306 bus , which would take us to the Terracotta Army.
It was much easier finding the buses here than in Datong 🙂
There are many reasons why we try to make our own way rather than take a tour
Firstly it’s usually much cheaper
Secondly you get to spend as much time as you want there
Thirdly your not forced into taking a Chinese lunch
The only thing you might miss out on is the so called English speaking guide but as I buy all the books I can always read up on all the history.
I was so looking forward to this day out and I was not disappointed , the army was totally amazing.
More amazing was seeing how they find all the small bits then match them together like a jigsaw
It’s well worth watching the introductory film in the cinema before hand.
Here you learn a little about the chinese history and why the army was built.
We also bumped into a lovely girl from Beijing called Sunny
She spoke beautiful English and told us many facts
Like how to tell the soldiers from the generals , it’s to do with the height of their shoes
All the terracotta army are said to have a different face, all the horses are 4 years old and have pointed ears , which is not seen today.
All the weapons were signed by the maker , if that weapon should break in war then the maker would be sort out and killed.
All very interesting stuff and to think it was discovered by a farmer drilling for water in his field
That farmer was there yesterday signing the new book all about the Terracotta Army,must say he did not look very happy 🙂
Today we are off to cycle round the city wall on a tandem 🙂
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