A Journey of Cultural Enlightenment in Xi‘an – Part 1

10/15/2012 Clark Tours Xian 4043

This cultural tour is a 4 days tour in Xian, the first three days visited the Huaqing Hot Spring, terra cotta, Qianling, Shaanxi History Museum, the ancient city wall of Xi'an, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Famen Temple, encompasses the east and west tourist line and the classic in the center of the ancient capital, while the last day strolled in the place where full of cultural atmosphere to fully appreciate the charming of the ancient capital.

Huaqing Hot Spring

This is the Huaqing Hot Spring: one side is the Lishan Spa water, quietly flow thousands of years, and witnessed tragic pathos love in the Palace of Eternal Youth; on the other side is the flower-shaped washbasins, very bustling.
Huaqing Hot Spring

Huaqing Hot Spring

Huaqing Hot Spring

This is the bathing pool of the great beauty Yang Yuhuan a thousand years ago.
Huaqing Hot Spring

In fact, this is the toilet
Huaqing Hot Spring

The spectacular underground army - sleeping thousands of years Terracotta Warriors and Horses

I was deeply shocked in front of the majestic underground vivid terracotta warriors army of thousands of years ago!
Terracotta Warriors and Horses

These are not stone, but terracotta army in accordance with the life-size dated back to more than two thousand years ago, painted and then fired and burned, and like this now. After the death of the first emperor Qin Shi Huang, many underground armies were built to protect the security of the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Terracotta Warriors and Horses

This is the senior sergeant among the terracotta army.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Terracotta Warriors not only momentum, but also great attention to detail carving, the expression, shape, tall, short, fat, thin of the more than 8,000 soldiers figurines are all different with each other.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses

We can see the color of the newly unearthed terracotta warriors and horses is still very bright from the picture.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses

A man was quietly standing here a long time, thinking of something.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses

The brick texture is very hard.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Buddhist shrine - old and new Famen Temple

Famen Temple was built in the Eastern Han Dynasty, it became the the Chinese Buddhist shrine because its placement phalanx relic of Sakyamuni Buddha.

Today, Sakyamuni’s phalanx relic is enshrined in the new built stupa.
Famen Temple

Boarded on the hands clasped together stupa, looked back at the long road that seems to endlessly
Famen Temple

Seeing the Buddha relics is seeing its real body, although it is far from the shrine, I was still very excited!
Famen Temple

The new site is next to the old Famen Temple, where is more pronounced to rhyme.
Famen Temple

Underground museum of Famen Temple store many treasures, and this is the most famous one.
Famen Temple

Sitting in the yard to have a rest
Famen Temple

Famen Temple

Famen Temple

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