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Forbidden Gardens, in Katy, Texas, is a fascinating outdoor museum replicating some of China's major historic scenes. Guided tours take you back to the third century BC to view the first Emperor's amazing 8,000 piece terra-cotta army replicated in 1/3 scale. The tour continues to the intricately detailed miniatures of the famous Forbidden City in Beijing which served as palaces for nearly 500 years of Imperial rule in 1/20 scale.

These life sized terra cotta figures and chariot are all different in some way.

(constructive critique is welcome)
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Jan 16 2007 23:06 GMT Minz PRO
The Terra-Cotta army in China is absolutely awesome to see.
This looks really great as well. It is just so amazing.
Jan 16 2007 23:48 GMT junne PRO
wow, next trip is to texas, would save me a lot of time and money skipping the flight to asia! :-))))))))
Jan 16 2007 23:50 GMT potterjo
These have always fascinated me.
Jan 17 2007 01:16 GMT mickmusser
I'm with potterjo. I have been patiently waiting since you mentioned them.
Jan 17 2007 12:01 GMT Maurabia
Jan 17 2007 12:40 GMT fredaH
awesome ..interesting!
Jan 17 2007 12:44 GMT PaP67
great, as you can see , the roman quadrige on Berlin's triumphal arch is ulterior ( further) to this one....
Jan 17 2007 19:37 GMT abojovna PRO
Fascinating place!
Jan 18 2007 03:36 GMT jomoud PRO
I would love to visit the original site
Jan 18 2007 14:43 GMT Poulet PRO
Beautiful shot !!
Jan 18 2007 21:29 GMT genese
wow quite the series bill! amazing shots and greatly documented!
Jan 19 2007 10:29 GMT alhoa
thankyou for letting us know this place exists. So much of China to see all in one place!