Xian

The City of Xian in the Centre of China is known for its Terracotta Army about 30 km east of the city and visited by many tourists each year. In Xian itself I visited the Drum Tower and the Bell Tower in centre of the city, with the Bell Tower on a roundabout in the middle of a heavy traffic boulevard. You have to cross underground to enter the Tower, cause there is no pedestrian crossing to it.  The Wild Goose pagoda and the small Goose pagoda are just 2 other things worth visiting but other than that the city itself doesn’t have much else to offer. If it wasn’t for the Terracotta Warriors I wouldn’t even go to Xian.
Although I liked the museum with the Warriors I found it quite disappointing that you can only see them in a big hall from a platform. The story about it is more spectacular than the actual site, which to me looks better in picture books. The thing about the warriors that I did like was the fact that they all look different, different clothes, faces, hairstyle.

Xian Bell Tower @ night

Xian Bell Tower @ night

during daytime

during daytime

Big Bell on the Bell Tower

Big Bell on the Bell Tower, in the distance Drum Tower

Drum Tower

Drum Tower

Big Chinese Drums

Big Chinese Drums

Big Goose Pagoda

Big Goose Pagoda

Small Goose Pagoda, although it's not that small

Small Goose Pagoda, although it’s not that small

The Xian City Walls

The Xian City Walls, that’s me waving to the camera 🙂

Here I am on the big wall of Xian

Here I am on the big wall of Xian

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giant turtles statue

The Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors

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