Xi'an, Ancient Capital of China
Trip Start May 02, 2007
19Trip End May 29, 2007
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The overnight train was about 13 hours. We had dinner on the train and met some Dutch people. Mimi helped them order dinner. It was interesting to meet them. They were spending 3 weeks in China and have just spent their first 4 days in Beijing.
We had time after the warriors so we went to the tomb. Mimi was disappointed with the tomb. We did not have time to see the hot springs. I think Mimi was glad she saw the Terracotta Warriors first.
The next day Mimi wanted to see the tomb of the only woman emperor of China. It is far from Xi'an but her name was Wu. Wu is a common name when spelled in English but the Chinese character for the emperor's name is rare and is the same Character for Mimi's family name. The woman emperor was a distant ancestor of Mimi's.
Click here for her web site.
The last day we went to the woman emperor's tomb and also a sight where they found bones in a pagoda which they believes are Buddha's bones. They believe his bones were put in several places after he was cremated.
After we got back, we eat and took a 11:50 pm flight to Shanghai. The price was 50% off for a total 760 rmb, about $99.00 USD. It was the only flight with 50% off with the others at 30% off when we got the ticket the day before. I checked the computer the day we left and it and another flight was 60% off and most of the other flights 50%. So, the longer you wait to get an airline ticket in China, the cheaper the price.
Well, bye for now, I may add more pictures and videos later.