Thursday, 5 December 2019

Terracotta Army


The main drawcard for Xi'an is the famous Terracotta Army.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Xi'an


Xi'an - the capital of Shaanxi province and known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor or the Terracotta Warriors.

I'll be frank. I didn't enjoy my visit to Xi'an.
Saturday, 23 November 2019

Giant Pandas


When I was a kid, I watched a Cantonese dubbed movie about a panda cub that was captured by humans, taken to a zoo and then he became depressed and died alone in a zoo. To say that the movie was sad would be an understatement - the final scene where he was remembering his mum (who was killed when he was captured) was utterly heartbreaking. Years later and many obscure Google searches later (i.e. panda movie capture Cantonese) finally led me to the name of the movie -  a 1981 Japanese film called Tao Tao: The Story of Panda.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Chengdu


Chengdu - the capital of Sichuan province and home to the famous giant pandas.