China Summer 2012 - Terra Cotta Soldiers


Our Itinerary text and a map are located at this link

Click here for the Shanghai Section of the Trip

Click here for the Yangtze River Cruise and the Three Gorges Dam Section of the Trip

Click here for the Terra Cotta Soldiers in Xian

Click here for the Beijing Section of the Trip


The Terra Cotta Soldiers. There are thousands of them here. They were discovered many years ago when a farmer was digging a well and he found parts of the soldiers as he dug. Most of them were damaged. The government has since worked to restore them.

One of the workers carefully unearthing one of the soldiers.

These are replica soldiers in the museum.

Cynthia in the museum gift shop.


Prior to visiting the Terra Cotta Soldiers, we visited the zoo to see the pandas.

A panda having a meal of bamboo. They spend most of their time eating and sleeping.

Ladies doing Tai Chi in the park at the zoo.

Guard tower in the walled city part of Xian


Our Itinerary text and a map are located at this link

Click here for the Shanghai Section of the Trip

Click here for the Yangtze River Cruise and the Three Gorges Dam Section of the Trip

Click here for the Terra Cotta Soldiers in Xian

Click here for the Beijing Section of the Trip