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Bell Tower11 viewsLocated in the centre of the old town this tower sounded a large bell at dawn to rouse the rabble.
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Dancing in the Streets10 viewsA somewhat impromptu dance in front of the bank grew and grew. Apparently these dances were the result of Mao being invited to a ball in England and loving it.
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Terracotta Warriors8 viewsWhile these guys are a bit small, they'd make a ferocious army of cockroach hunters. And that's just what Asia needs.
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Chariots of Fire(d Earth)12 viewsOne of two chariots reconstructed quite beautifully.
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Pit 112 viewsInnocuous name for a sprawling array of 6000 soldiers.
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Attention to Detail9 viewsThese soldiers all have different faces and were, at one pointed, painted as well.
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So Many Knots8 viewsWhere they knotted their hair displayed rank.
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Battlefield Earth7 viewsMore soldiers, or pieces of them, being recovered.
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Headless Clay Men7 viewsI know 8 soldiers at least won't ever come back to life. Whew.
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Bell Tower7 viewsThe ancient bell that signalled dawn.
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Classic Drink8 viewsNon-Classic Cans
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Bell Tower Day8 viewsAnd the surrounding city, haze, and smog. Xi'an is not a small town, that much is certain.
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Drum and Haze8 viewsCeremonial drums in the drum tower.
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Captive Crickets8 viewsMake a nice pet.
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Drum Show16 viewsA traditional drum performance in, you guessed it, the drum tower. It was actually really, really good.
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Walls of Xi'an10 viewsNot a city to be taken easily, after scaling the moat you still have 12m of wall ahead of you.
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People Watching8 viewsThese three watch tourists coming to check out the gates as I watch the watchers.
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Long Day At Work8 viewsThinking about getting home and having some time off.
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Atop the Walls6 viewsXi'an is one of the few cities in China with intact city walls all the way around. I grabbed a bike and rode the 14 km.
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Towers Old and New7 viewsThe old guard tower sits below two new residential ones.
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