first lady visits the terra cotta warriors

First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters visited the Terra Cotta Warriors in the ancient capital of Xi’an on March 24. The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses form part of the monumental tomb of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇) who reigned in the second century BC.

Later she climbed the city wall which has been surrounding central Xi’an for six hundred years since its construction in the early Ming dynasty. There she got a taste of local fun, watching folk dancing and kite flying, and even tried her foot at the traditional game of jianzi (毽子), a game similar to hackysack played with a feathered shuttlecock.

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