Presentation on theme: "西安西安. Area: 861 sq km Population: 2.35 million Nationalities: Han, Hui Main tourist attractions: The terracotta warriors and horses, Wild Goose Pagoda,Huaqing."— Presentation transcript:
Area: 861 sq km Population: 2.35 million Nationalities: Han, Hui Main tourist attractions: The terracotta warriors and horses, Wild Goose Pagoda,Huaqing Pool, BanPo Site, Stele Forest, Mosque, QianLing Mausoleum, Famen Temple and Maoling Mausoleum. Capital of Shanxi Province The capital of 12 dynasties over 1,000 years The start point of the Old Silk Road
Terre Cotta Warrior and Horses, Xian In March 1974, when digging wells, some peasants made a sensational discovery - the now famous Terra cotta Warriors, distributed over 3 large underground platforms. With more than 8000 life-sized figures, the tomb took 39 years and 700,000 workers to reach completion. Since they have been uncovered the figures, standing 5m down, have been at risk from the weather; a giant hall has been constructed over the first excavation site to provide protection.
If you close your eyes and listen, you can hear the soldiers breathing, the horses snorting and pawing the ground with their hooves, the generals barking out orders and the wind blowing through the valley. So lifelike, they appear to be flesh and bone under a thin veneer of potters clay.
The remain of a house with wooden frames, Banpo Museum of Xian. House ruins of matrilineal clan society in the Banpo Village, Xian Banpo Museum: 6000 year-old village which had operated on a matriarchal structure