through gus' lenses

china – day 5 August 28, 2012

9th may 2012 – we booked a cab the previous night to take us to the terracota warriors in lintong, xi’an, shaanxi province from our hotel in xi’an city. on our way, we dropped by banpo museum. and visited huaqing hot spring on our way back.


entrance to banpo museum.


residential site



men in banpo did not get to live beyond 30 years old. so says the travel guide.


if you are hard-pressed for time, i suggest you skip the banpo museum. i did not find it interesting.

onwards to the terracota warriors and horses! the museum is divided into 3 pits. here is the entrance to pit 2.


can you spot the pottery soldiers?


mind you, they are life size.


blurry picture due to poor lighting. and one has to jostle with the rest of the crowd for a good picture.






after a while, they begin to look somewhat alike.



entrance to Pit 3



simply amazing!






the terracota warriors and horses is definitely worth a visit.

on our way back to xi’an city, we visited the huaqing hot spring. it is made famous by a king, who built the palace for his concubine (yang guifei), said to be one of the four most beautiful women in ancient china.




site of imperial pool, i think.


this is supposedly where yang guifei took her bath.




we got back to xi’an city around evening and walked around the area near citadines central, looking for food…





had dumplings here…


i love, love, LOVE the dumplings here.


after dinner, we went to musline street, again.



can hardly remember what we did for the rest of the night… probably just strolled along muslim street and then back to the hotel for an early night.




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