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Xian, China - October 2000


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Xian, China

Xian, Shaanxi province, is the oldest walled city in China. We took a trip there for a long weekend to see some of the sights in and around this ancient capital city.

We enjoyed the trip, but were quite ready to get back to Hong Kong after just a few days. If you thought the pollution in Causeway Bay is bad, you ain't seen nothing yet!

Sights below include the famous Terra Cotta Soldiers (thousands of buried full-sized terra-cotta figures), the Wild Goose Pagoda, the city wall, several temples, and the city bell tower. We neglected to take pictures of the outdoor meat rendering in the small alleyways - we hope you don't mind the oversight.

Terra Cotta Soldiers

One room of Terracotta Soldiers.
There were several more like this!



Intricate detail of formerly buried soldiers.


Bell Tower

Bell Tower in Xian city center



Wild Goose Pagoda

Wild Goose Pagoda


Tricycles used for transporting everything.



Gamblin in the streets

Gambling in the street




Xian City Wall

A gate at the Xian city wall



Xian, China - October 2000