While we were visiting our daughter in Hong Kong during our second week we flew to Xian for a few days, a present from her in fact. She knew how keen my husband in particular was to see The Terracotta Army in situ and not just a few pieces on loan to some museum so she arranged this trip for us. We had a fabulous time there with so much of interest to us to see, it was however bitterly cold in contrast to Hong Kong.
There is no way I can possibly post all the photos I took during our stay so I am just posting very edited highlights here and once again for those of you that may be interested the full set can be found here. Xian
Xian City Wall - Spring Lantern Exhibition
Xian - Forest of Stelae Museum
Xian - The Bell Tower
Xian - The Drum Tower
Xian - Street Vendor
Xian - Terracotta Army
Xian - Silk Factory
Xian - Buddhist Temple Lintong Bowuguan
Xian - Great Goose Pagoda Square - Fountain Show
Two rather bad videos I took, but they give you the idea!
Xian - Great Goose Pagoda
Xian Opera Gardens - Musical Entertainment
I hope you enjoyed this taster of all there is to explore in Xian, besides The Terracotta Army, which by the way was absolutely awesome!