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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hong Kong Trip Part Five - In Xian now!


While we were visiting our daughter in Hong Kong during our second week we flew to Xian for a few days, a present from her in fact. She knew how keen my husband in particular was to see The Terracotta Army in situ and not just a few pieces on loan to some museum so she arranged this trip for us.  We had a fabulous time there with so much of interest to us to see, it was however bitterly cold in contrast to Hong Kong.

There is no way I can possibly post all the photos I took during our stay so I am just posting very edited highlights here and once again for those of you that may be interested the full set can be found here. Xian 

Xian City Wall - Spring Lantern Exhibition

Xian Volume One 031

Xian - Forest of Stelae Museum

Xian Volume One 063

Xian - The Bell Tower

Xian Volume One 191

Xian - The Drum Tower

Xian Volume One 149

Xian - Street Vendor

Xian Volume One 212

Xian - Terracotta Army

China Xian Volume Two 063

Xian - Silk Factory

China Xian Volume Two 103

Xian - Buddhist Temple Lintong Bowuguan

China Xian Volume Two 117

Xian - Great Goose Pagoda Square - Fountain Show

Xian China Volume Three 050

 Two rather bad videos I took, but they give you the idea!

Xian - Great Goose Pagoda

Xian China Volume Three 122

Xian Opera Gardens - Musical Entertainment

Xian China Volume Three 197

I hope you enjoyed this taster of all there is to explore in Xian, besides The Terracotta Army, which by the way was absolutely awesome!


  1. Looks amazing! I've always been fascinated by the Terracotta Army...it's on my life list.

  2. Your pictures are amazing!!! Such great things you've seen!!!!!!

  3. Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing.

  4. A fabulous trip you and your husband had Linda.. :-) photos are brilliant, lots and lots of wonderful sights to be seen, Love the colours in the Lantern Exhibition. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thankyou all for your comments which I appreciate you taking the time to write. I am glad you are enjoying the photos but I am only planning one more set to post here on the Blog. However you are more than welcome to view the rest at My Flickr account. I should have loaded the final ones within the next few days.


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