Xi’an 3-Day Tour Extension (CITXA1) Photo Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Xi’an
Special Arrangements: authentic Shaanxi-style dinner
Xi’an Accommodations: Titan Times Hotel 西安天朗时代大酒店 (5-Star) or equivalent

Day 2: Xi’an
Special Arrangements
: authentic Defachang dumplings, Tang Dynasty-style performance

A panoramic view of a large pit where part of the First Emperor's terracotta army has been excavated near Xi'an (西安), China
Panoramic view of the main terracotta army pit
(photo by Kevin Poh)
Still-intact columns and rows of terracotta soldiers at the tomb of the First Emperor near Xi'an (西安), China A kneeling terracotta archer on display at the tomb of the First Emperor near Xi'an (西安), China A closeup of rows of terracotta soldiers at the tomb of the First Emperor in Xi'an (西安), China
Rank upon rank of terracotta soldiers
(photo by CIT)
Terracotta archer
(photo by David Dong)
“A wise man will only be useful as a man, and will not
submit to be ‘clay’…” – Thoreau, “Civil Disobedience”

(photo by Richard Fisher)
Terracotta soldiers showing traces of their original paint at the tomb of the First Emperor in Xi'an (西安), China A closeup of the heads of terracotta horses at the tomb of the First Emperor near Xi'an (西安), China Bronze horses and a chariot on display at the tomb of the First Emperor near Xi'an (西安), China
Traces of the figures’ original paint
can be seen in this photo

(photo by Kevin Poh)
Terracotta horses
(photo by Bill Tyne)
Bronze horses
(photo by Tom Thai)
A traditional-style building facing a pool at Huaqing Hot Springs near Xi'an (西安), China A white statue of the naked imperial mistress Yang Guifei about to enter a pool at Huaqing Hot Springs near Xi'an (西安), China A pond and its carefully landscaped surroundings at Huaqing Hot Springs near Xi'an (西安), China
Huaqing Hot Springs
(photo by Michael Tyler)
Imperial mistress Yang Guifei, immortalized in both sculpture
and poetry: “Allowed to bathe at Huaqing on a cold spring day,/
She washed her creamy skin with the warm, silky water…”

(photo by CIT)
The carefully landscaped grounds
of Huaqing Hot Springs

(photo by Sam Haldane)
An ancient bathing pool at Huaqing Hot Springs near Xi'an (西安), China Lavishly costumed performers in a Tang Dynasty-style show in Xi'an (西安), China A closeup of a smiling, ornately costumed dancer in a Tang Dynasty-style show in Xi'an (西安), China
Crabapple Pool, a bathing pool
more than a millenium old

(photo by Kevin Poh)
Be mesmerized by a Tang
Dynasty-style performance

(photo by Kevin Poh)
The dancers’ beauty and grace will leave
you breathless and googly-eyed

(photo by Kevin Poh)

Day 3: Departure from Xi’an

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