Xi’an and the terracotta army

After Chengdu and its population of 10.000.000 inhabitants, we arrived with heatwave and humidity soaring, in another secondary city, province of “only” 6.000.000 inhabitants… Xi’an. Known as one of the most important cities in Chinese history, Xi’an is one of the four great ancient capitals of China because it was the capital of 13 dynasties, including Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang. Xi’an is the eastern end of the Silk Road. The city has more than 3,100 years of history.

We visited early morning the terracotta army, a collection of statues placed in the mausoleum of the first Qin Emperor in Xi’an. It is a symbolic army, intended to serve the first Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang (260 BC – 210 BC) in the hereafter.

Pictures available on the Italian page due to upload difficulties on this page.

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