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Thursday, April 27, 2006
  Terracotta Warriors
It is called "Terracotta Army" on Wikipedia:

Now you know why it is called "Army". It is claimed that every single one of them is different in the dress, complexion, hairstyle, etc.

This is the area where the workers come in during the evening and rebuild the broken warriors and horses.

One of the few that are well preserved. What I am most impressed about this one is how the belly is showing, because according to the description, this is a middle level officer (judging by the shoes, hair and the clothes).

A newly built museum.

This one took quite a few year to rebuild from the discovered pieces. The whole thing is made from Brass.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
  Xi'an DaYan Tower (西安大雁塔)
Xi'an is an ancient city in China, which used to be the capital of several dynasties. I am staying here on a business trip so the next few posts will be about the places that I go here.

This is the DaYan tower. There are water show every night. This time we were not able to catch it. But I will have another blog post with neat pictures.

At night, many people come here for a walk. It is has a plaza on either (north and south) side of the tower with nice layout. The trees and flowers sure have made it even nicer.

On the west side of the side walk, you can see a few people practice the art of Chinese handcraft writing. The brush is specially built so that they don't need to bend down to write. I believe the handle is empty inside and filled with water so that he can keep writing for a long time.

I chatted with this person. He told me that he comes here every evening and practice. In the end, I asked him to write one character for me and recorded the process. After that, I took this picture.

This character is pronounced "Wu", and it stands for "Dance".
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