JUNE 13, 2012
On the morning of day eight of our China adventure, we leave the Great Wall and head for the Beijing airport where we will catch our next flight to Xi’an (sounds like “she un”). This city served as the capital for ten ancient imperial dynasties. I came across a saying about its historical significance: “Go to Shanghai and you will find a 100-year-old China; go to Beijing and you will find a 1000-year-old China; go to Xi’an and then you will find 3000 year-old China.”. Together with Athens, Cairo and Rome, Xi’an is among the four major ancient civilization capitals of the world.
Images from our hotel. We’re ready to see Xi’an!
I think the picture of the four boys stacked up is my favorite yet!