Saturday 3rd September – .Xian
Got up early at 4.30 local time but were still jet lagged so it did not really matter then caught a two hour flight to Xian, the City of Eternal Peace, once the flourishing capital of China and the start of the old ‘Silk Road’. After lunch we visited the Shanxi Museum which to see artefacts dating from prehistoric times and China’s ancient dynasties.
China pot found buried in ancient china village.
Later we visited a jade factory where ornaments and jewellery are carved out of this precious stone much sought after by the Chinese as a symbol of luck before continuing on to our hotel.
Crossing the road in Xian is an interesting experience and I am told is the same all over China. Zebra crossings serve only to signify pretty patterns in the road.