We visited the Terra cotta Army and found out China's rich ancient history.
In 1974, some farmers were digging a well not far to the east of the Qin emperor's tom. They found no water but broken pieces of terra cotta figures depicting soldiers and horse, and the remains of ancient bronze weapons. What they had stumbled on was part of a great pottery army, designed to accompany the emperor into the afterlife. Within two years, three huge pits had been uncovered, containing more than 7,000 figures of warriors just over life-size, with hundreds of horses, generally in lines of four., interspersed among them. The chariots that they were pulling were made of wood and have long since rotted or burned away, although impressions of them can be seen in the earth.
Historians suggest that Qin Shihuang might originally have wanted his real imperial guard to be buried with him, but realized their morale and perhaps loyalty would suffer when they heard of the plan.
Each warrior and horse are unique to each other.
Most of us went to a cultural show known only to Xi'an. Here's a raw video of one of their dances.
We ate an 18-course dumpling right after, wherein the shape of the dumplings represents the meat in it. For example, a shark fin-shaped dumpling means inside the dumpling is a shark fin--which according to them is a very expensive type of meat/cartilage.
//more photos to come