China 2012

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June 20, 2012
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Famen and Beyond

All are well, present, and intact. Today, we visited the Famen Temple, which was an hour ride from Xi’an. The temple is best known for its possession of a part of the Buddha’s finger bone, a holy relic which has … Continue reading

June 19, 2012
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Great Mosque

After an unforgettable viewing of the Terracotta Warriors, our PDS group toured the Great Mosque near the center of Xian. Traditional chinese structures made up this incredible building with red, green, blue, and gold accents. The photo students came across … Continue reading

June 19, 2012
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Terracotta Warriors!

Along with the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors are one of the most famous landmarks in China’s history, so it was absolutely amazing to see them in person! The entire tomb they were buried in was huge and though a … Continue reading

June 18, 2012
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Xian: Day One

  We started off the day by visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a very important Buddhist temple in Xi’an.  As we approached the temple we noticed that the large pagoda was tilted slightly.  We came to find out from … Continue reading

June 18, 2012
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Xian!

Just a quick note. We made it to Xian this morning via overnight train – quite an adventure! Everyone is doing just fine. We checked into the hotel, ate breakfast, and are heading out for a day of sightseeing. Check … Continue reading