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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 are all different in some way(all 8000!). They were designed after his own personal guards. The figures are hollow and were setup where he was to be buried so that when the warriors died their spirits would inhabit the figures to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

This project was funded by a Hong Kong business man for $40mm with a 20 year plan(this is year 10). His kids were going to school in the US and he felt they were loosing touch with their heritage.

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Jan 17 2007 12:30 GMT Pasifae
Great photo!!
Jan 17 2007 12:33 GMT sini
Great image!
Jan 17 2007 12:38 GMT PaP67
unbelievable- unimaginable..
thats indeed mega art at our eyes, but can you imagine the conditions in which that's have be done !
Jan 17 2007 12:41 GMT fredaH
Jan 17 2007 12:57 GMT junne PRO
so, nobody needs to fly to xian anymore! texas has it all. why, they could even hire the old man from the dig, who discovered the first head!
Jan 17 2007 13:04 GMT iyerhari
Jan 17 2007 13:14 GMT Lalbabu
Great series of China outside China(Mainland).
Jan 17 2007 13:15 GMT hans55 PRO
not bad for a replica !! ... great series !!!
Jan 17 2007 13:15 GMT ashdad PRO
So cool!
Jan 17 2007 13:16 GMT bennystr
Simply GREAT!
Jan 17 2007 15:54 GMT potterjo
Fascinating!! esp. since they are from clay I keep thinking about the original artists
Jan 17 2007 16:53 GMT Minz PRO
Fabulous series !
It is mind blowing to think of actually being there at the time.....
Jan 17 2007 17:14 GMT Lensvision
Wow, looks impressive.
Jan 17 2007 18:52 GMT Adamus
A magnificent series.
Jan 17 2007 19:53 GMT franconrado
vi un reporta je en discovery chanel donde explicaban que los rostros eran originales, es increíble!
Jan 18 2007 01:21 GMT curves PRO
Nice depth and color.....need a shot from your knee level
Jan 18 2007 02:16 GMT mickmusser
Cool as the chariot is, this is my favorite so far. A whole army coming at you.
Jan 18 2007 03:37 GMT jomoud PRO
wonderful capture Bill
Jan 18 2007 22:34 GMT Fialka
Very nice series of beautiful photos!