The underground army covers an area of 19120 square meters, that is, as big as more than 50 basketball courts, which has over 8000 “soldiers and horses”. In the underground with a depth of 5 meters there is a wall every 3 meters, “the soldiers and horses” were neatly arranged in the hallway.
In fact, it’s the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, a category of ancient tomb sculptures made of terracotta soil, in the shape of chariots, horses and soldiers, and as big as life; this large underground army located in China’s Xi’an city, is a part of the mausoleum of Qin Emperor, known as “the eighth wonder of the world”.
According to historical record, the construction of this mausoleum began in 259 BC, after lasting for 58 years, had to stop because of a war, but this underground army ( a part of all burial pits), still unparalleled in the world.
Editor: Gong Jie
Phoenix Town with a history of more than 2000 years, Louis Eli, a famous writer in New Zealand, praised it as the most beautiful town of China: the ancient town gate built with purple sand stones, the unique stilted buildings along a river as well as the old courts built in 700 years ago… here is not only beautiful, but also has a rich ethnic custom of Miao tribe and Tujia tribe.
Local bars are numerous but small, combining Chinese style and Western style, everywhere are creative graffiti and personalized jewelry; look out of the windows of stilted buildings, feeling like an untouched paradise on earth; besides, local batik and tie dyeing are also very unique, elemental and primeval, has a pure artistic style.
Nearby there are many Miao-tribe villages, you can go and see, if happens to a market day, the view are various national clothing, bright and colorful. And outside the town, there is also a national forest park, an underground art palace, an old town built in AD 700 or so, as well as a part of Great Wall etc….
Editor: Gong Jie
Phoenix old Town