This is the Hotel at which Unny and I will stay during our visit to Xi’an, China. It’s a beautiful structure and, more importantly, it’s fairly central to everything we’ll want to see in the City.
I love Shangri~La Hotels. I’ve stayed in them in Dubai, Bangkok, New Delhi and Kuala Lumpur. Always a pleasant stay. The Staff are professional to the utmost and ever willing to assist in every way possible.
And they always smell nice. lol
The Terracotta Army (simplified Chinese: 兵马俑; traditional Chinese: 兵馬俑; pinyin: bīngmǎ yǒng; literally “soldier and horse funerary statues”) are the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang the First Emperor of China. The terracotta figures were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers near Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China near the Mausouleum of the second Ming Emperor. (Chinese: 秦始皇陵; pinyin: Qín Shǐhuáng Líng). The figures vary in height (183–195 cm – 6ft–6ft 5in), according to their role, the tallest being the generals. The figures include strong warriors, chariots, horses, officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 100 chariots with 400 horses and 300 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits.