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A China tour highlight: the Terracotta Army

Discovered in 1974 by a local farmer who was digging for a water well, the Terracotta Army and museum are undeniably one of China’s most awe-inspiring collections. In a space roughly the size of a football field, it is estimated over 8000 soldiers, 130 chariots ,and 520 horses were buried.

Terracotta Warriors - Adventures Abroad PC Rachel Kristensen

(Photo from our China tour including the Terracotta Army. Credit: Tour Leader Rachel Kristensen)

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Cruising the Li River near Yangshuo China

Yangshuo: A highlight on our China tour

China is the third largest country in the world and has some of the most diverse landscapes, bustling cities and quiet villages to explore. From the sandy dunes of the Gobi Desert, to the deep gorges cut by the Yangtze River and the karst mountains of Guilin.

Cruising the Li River near Yangshuo China

The iconic mountains around Yangshuo are karst mountains, formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks, typically gypsum, dolomite or limestone. Water dissolved the stone, leaving these magnificent forms on the landscape!
Photo credit: Rachel Kristensen @meandertheworld

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