لشکر سفالین یا ارتش تراکوتا (به چینی: 秦始皇陵兵马俑) شامل مجسمهٔ سفالی هزاران سرباز مجهز مربوط به پادشاهی «کین شی هوان»، مؤسس دودمان چین در 220 پیش از میلاد است. پیکرهٔ سربازان بیش از دوهزار سال پیش به همراه امپراتور به خاک سپرده شدند تا بر پایهٔ باوری قدیمی، در جهانِ پس از مرگ، نگهبان معبد سلطنتی امپراتور باشند و او را از گزند دشمنانش حفظ کنند.
مجسمههای سنگی ارتش تراکوتا در حوالی شهر «شیآن» پایتخت نخستین امپراتوری چین قرار دارند. ارتش تراکوتا به شکلی تصادفی در سال 1974 میلادی، توسط یک کشاورز و در حال کندن چاه یافت شد. این کشف باستانی از مهمترین یافتههای باستانشناسی جهان در دهه های اخیر بهشمار میرود.
مجسمههای لشکر سفالین، با اندام و اندازهٔ واقعی، بهعنوان «پاسداران معبد سلطنتی در چین باستان» مستقر شده بودند. آنها به اولین امپراتوری چین متحد به نام کین شی هوان تعلق دارند. این امپراتور از سال 221 تا 206 ق.م بر چین باستان حکومت میکرد.
براساس برآوردها، مجسمههای لشکر سفالین شامل بیش از 7000 سرباز، 130 کالسکهٔ نظامی و 520 اسب میشود.
One of the first super warm and springy days lead us to go out for a little shooting in the sun today 📸👫 As soon as the sun comes out shining brightly, our moods couldn't be any better 🤩
It's always like this - somehow sun has some magical energy, cheering everything up 🥰 People become happier, friendlier and everyone wants to be outside to eat ice cream 🍦☀️😀 Almost like the sunny afternoon we spent on top of the great wall - we would exchange ice cream with this view again 🧱🌄 Which would you chose right now: Ice cream or Great Wall? 💞 - Let's go!🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♂️
I first visited PandaBrew in May 2017 to have a chat with owner, Pan Dinghao. It was just when they had received a significant amount of investment, which was a first for a craft brewery in China. His plan was to open 20 pubs around China over the next 2 years. Since then, I have visited their brewery in Yiyang and taprooms in Changsha and Suzhou.
Returning to this location 18 months later, I have noticed a number of positive improvements to the beer and the décor. Manager, Kris Chen, took me through a tasting of their draught lineup. Altough they have 20 taps, there were only 10 brews available at the time. They included an uncommon Rauchbier and a unique Bitter Melon Barleywine that was perfect for a chilly November night. I would be interested to see how the barleywine evolves with cellaring.
Located steps from the Beixinqiao metro station, one can do a pleasant neighbourhood pub crawl by including visits to Lark, Peiping Machine Fangjia, and Regain Element. Read more about my Big Fat Beijing Pub Crawl at https://greathopforward.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/great-hop-forward-beijing-craft-beer-quest/.
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Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything. — Charles Kuralt
China, making my heart skip a beat since 2005.
I moved to China right after high school. Not knowing a single word of Chinese. I stepped off the plane into smelly Beijing. The first few days the culture shock was intense!
People would spit on the street, randomly come up to me to touch my hair and skin and stare at me every move I made. My first impression was that people were rude, pushy and had no respect at all.
That all changed as I started to learn the language and more importantly about the culture. Chinese people are amongst the most generous, kind people out there. There is always someone willing to help, and go out of their way to make you comfortable. They call each other "big brother", "little sister", "auntie",...like one big family. You will never be called beautiful as many times in one day then in China. And if you try the speak then language, you gain instant respect.
They don't grasp the idea behind personal space or making a line. That is never going to change either, there are just too many people in China to have that luxury. .
Please don't write off the country due to questionable behaviour demonstrated by some individuals or tourists. Instead put it on the top of your list of places to go and savour the chaos. 📸@Charlies_wanderings