China Day 5: Terracotta Army Museum

The overnight train to Xi’an seems like it was made for a great night’s sleep.  Gently rocking over the rails, I should have been out cold.  But instead, still jet-lagged, I only catch an hour or two of sleep.  There are four of us in the sleeper cabin, Ron from my tour group, and two people we don’t know.  Aside from head nods and waving our conversation is limited.  By morning we are hundreds of miles from the Beijing crowds and passing the tranquil fields on the outskirts of Xi’an …

Z19 Train from Beijing to Xi’an
Xi’an, China
Ricoh GR Digital 2 • ISO 100 • 1/620 sec at f/3.5

We check into the Canaan International Hotel, drop off our bags, and get breakfast.  Then we visit the Xi’an Banpo Musuem, the Terracotta Army Fatory, and the Huaquing Chi Hot Spring Palace …

Huaqing Chi Hot Spring Palace
Xi’an, China
Ricoh GR Digital 2 • ISO 100 • 1/500 sec at f/5.6

The final stop of the day is the Terracotta Army Museum …

Terracotta Army Museum
Xi’an, China
Ricoh GR Digital 2 • ISO 100 • 1/30 sec at f/2.4

Discovered by local farmers in the 1970’s, an archeological dig has unearthed hundreds of terracotta warriors and other figures …

Terracotta Army Museum
Xi’an, China
Ricoh GR Digital 2 • ISO 100 • 0.5 sec at f/2.4

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