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Hiking the Great Wall of China

Hiking the Great Wall of China
If you’re traveling to northern China, you probably want to check out the Great Wall – you, along with hordes of other tourists. In Beijing most tourists head to Badaling, the most accessible (and crowded) section of the Great Wall, which has also been extensively renovated – if you’re looking for authentic charm, this isn’t it. But if you plan to trek the Great Wall, you may get to experience it in relative isolation, particularly if you’re there during the off-season. From...
November 25th, 2009 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 1
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China’s Terra Cotta Warriors Invade Washington, DC

China’s Terra Cotta Warriors Invade Washington, DC
The Terracotta Army archeological discovery found in central China in 1974 includes an estimated 8,000 life-sixed terra cotta funeral statues of soldiers, 100 chariots, several hundred horses and 300 cavalrymen.  Many of which are still be be uncovered. It’s considered one of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century. The Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor exhibition at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC showcases 20 life-size terra cotta...
November 25th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Attractions, China, exhibits, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, museums