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Xian (西安) – Terracotta Warriors (兵马俑) Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Culture, history, sightseeing, travel, Vocabulary

Certainly the most famous place in Xi’an, the Terracotta Warrior army is a sight to behold. Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of a united China, had these thousands of sculptures buried with him to protect him in the afterlife. Stumbled upon by a group of farmers back in the 70’s, this archaeological wonder is open to the public and is a top tourist destination in China.

兵马俑 – bīng mǎ yǒng
Terracotta Warriors

秦始皇 – qín shǐ huáng
Qin Shi Huang

秦王 – qín wáng
King of Qin

始皇帝 – shǐ huáng dì
First Emperor

农民 – nóng mín
farmers

骊山 – lí shān
Mt. Li

跪射俑 – guì shè yǒng
kneeling archer

中级军吏俑 – zhōng jí jūn lì yǒng
Middle Ranking Officer

高级军吏俑 – gāo jí jūn lì yǒng
High Ranking Officer

鞍马骑兵俑 – Ān mǎ qí bīng yǒng
Cavalry Man

立射俑 – lì shè yǒng
Standing Archer

克林顿 – Kè lín dùn
Clinton

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