2015年09月20日

First Qin Emperor's Holy Place in Xi'an 西安


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Xi'an, a big tourist city today, used to be the capital of the dominant dynasties for almost 1,000 years since 221 B.C. when the First Qin Emperor unified the whole country for the first time. In particular, during the Tang Dynasty, the city enjoyed its utmost prosperity as the eastern starting point of the Silk Road and as a major trade center between the East and the West.
Times have changed, but the charm of the ancient capital remains unchanged even today. A lot of valuable historic remains and sightseeing spots, most of them found within the urban areas and one-day trip distances, have been fascinating tourists from all over the world. You might need more than one month to have a quick look around the attractive sites.
At the beginning of September, one morning, I took a shuttle bus on Route 5 in front of the bustling Xi'an Train Station. The bus runs between the city center and the First Qin Emperor's Holy Place, part of which is open to the public as the museum of the terracotta warriors and horses. It was about one hour's drive, but I felt it was a long way because of the heavy traffic congestion on the highways.
After getting off the bus at the terminal, I had to walk another 20 minutes to get to the museum. I paid the admission fee of 150 RMB (about 3,000 Japanese yen) at the ticket counter. Though it was a rainy weekday, I saw a great number of visitors in the buildings and neighboring gardens.
The following are some of the pictures taken inside of the museum.

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A photo showing a young lady engaged in rehabilitation
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An ancient bronze model measuring 1/2 of the real thing in size
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