Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Real Travel - Cheng Family

It is very interesting to read about other people experiences and adventures. I read about The Cheng Family travel adventure to X'ian, China where he blogged about his experience after visiting the famous Terracotta Army. Here is a quotation found in his blog: -

"The army was first discovered in 1974 by farmers digging a well. Since then more than 7,000 of these bigger than life-size terracotta warriors have been found in 4 different pits covering many acres. This is said to be the most important archeological find of the century. These figures were part of the burial site of Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of the Qin dynasty (221 – 206 BC), who also began the construction of the Great Wall.

Ancient records revealed that the burial site was built over a 10 year period with over 700,000 slave labourers. No two figures are alike and researchers believe they were actually modeled after real people. Not only were there terracotta figures found, but also found were two half-sized bronze horse drawn chariots intricately cast (and since restored) as well as swords still sharp and bright after 2000 years of burial. Researchers have since discovered that the Qin weapon makers already had chrome plating technology which we generally consider to be a 20
th century invention."

Reading his experiences makes me want to visit X'ian, China and experience the awe and wonder of the Terracotta Army. If you want to know more about his experiences, you can check out You can also make full use of the free trip planner made available on the website. It provide help for you to choose your flight, packages, hotels and many more. You can also read about what other travelers have gone through which could greatly help you plan your holiday well.

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