Absolutely, Xian is a great place! It was last summer that we visited Xian Scenic Spot. I spent a very good time there. After several hours of flight, we landed in Xian and went to the Hotel Central booking online we had reserved in advance. Because it was noon when we arrived the hotel, we first had lunch in our hotel where the food was so spicy but we liked it very much. After lunch, we set out for the site of the Terra Cotta Warriors by bus. Dating back to the Qin Dynasty,Terra Cotta Warriors is built by Emperor Qin to store his body when he died. It is also said that Emperor Qin asked each one of his warriors to make a clay life size model in their own image. So if you look closely each one is different. He ordered his servants to bury a lot treasures and sacrificial objects in it so that he could have them in the after life. Even though Emperor Qin is famous for his cruelty,he left a treasury for the Chinese people, and for the whole world as well. Led by the tour guide, our trip to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda officially started. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a symbol of the old-line in Xian and at the same time is a holy place for Buddhists. It is very old and was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty. The name of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is from the following story. According to the old story, the monk can eat the meat of the goose, deer and calf. Suddenly a little monk spotted the wild geese in the sky. One wild goose fell down to the earth. All the monks started to believe that Bodhisattva was blessing them, in return they should be more religious. Since then, all the monks called this pagoda as the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. What a moving story it is! In the evening, our trip was going to end and we were reluctant to leave there going to bed in Hotel Chambord.
A Life-time Memory