December 23, 2010
After Beijing I headed to Xi’an, a city in the northern Shaanxi province of China. I just had two days in the city before heading to the Shaanxi Wildlife Center about an hour outside of the city. The city is most famous for the Terra Cotta Army that was discovered in the 70’s by three farmers on the outskirts of the city, which I will post about tomorrow. There are plenty of things to do in the city itself- plenty of shopping, restaurants, and ancient pagodas to visit. My favorite of which was the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. It was built about 1300 years ago as a Buddhist temple. Every night there is a fountain show in front of the pagoda. The area is surrounded by fun restaurants and little shops- they even have a Baskin Robbins! The show is free and lasts about half and hour.