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Viharn Sien / Viharnra Sien / Anek Kusala Sala Temple, Chonburi, Thailand.

This is one of the few places, outside  China, that Terra cotta warriors and horses along with chariots can be freely seen. Jade statues tower above you as you walk round the ground floor display. There are so many  on display it’s hard to comprehend. The sheer amount, the cost, the value of all this, is really  astounding.

They have two fantastic models on display here, on the left of the hall a huge model of Terra cotta army warriors, found in China in 1974. They belonged to the Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the original site  is 37 kilometres east of Xian city and is one of the largest imperial tombs in China. It is known as Lishan Garden and was one of the largest archeological discoveries in modern day China.

On the right hand side of the hall, a model of part of  the great wall of China. Originally thought of by the same Emperor Qin Shi Huang and built between 220 and 206 BC, now little of this part of the wall remains. Many believe that the Great Wall of China is one long wall, but it is not. It is several smaller satellite walls built off from the main one. It was originally built to prevent barbarian tribes from entering China.

The best preserved part of this unique structure was built during the Ming Dynasty in the 14th through to the 17th Century. Many workers died during the construction of this wall and it never did prevent the invaders from entering China. Both are encased in glass cases that unfortunately reflect the light coming in from the windows, and therefore does not give you a very good photo of either of them.