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Modi's China visit: Among monks and warriors

Last updated on: May 14, 2015 19:36 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his three-day visit to China on Thursday. He arrived in Xi Jinping’s hometown Xi’an and visited the famous Terracotta Warriors Museum and Da Xing Shan temple. He is also expected to hold talks with Xi Jinping and on Friday meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Here are some of the best moments from his visit.

Prime Minister Modi at the traditional Tang Dynesty Welcome Ceremony in Xi'an

Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an, China.

Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an, China.

Prime Minister Modi at the City Hall in Xi'an

PM Modi is greeted by head monk at the Da Xing Shan temple.

 

PM Modi visits the Da Xing Shan temple and prays in the Grand Hall. Dressed in a white kurta, he made his way around the temple and was also shown the translated texts of the teachings of famous Indian Buddhist monks.

Modi poses with the head lama at the Daxingshan Temple.

Modi signs the guest book at the Daxingshan Temple.

 

Located in Xiaozhai in south Xi'an, Daxingshan Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in China.

 

Earlier, the PM visited the Terracotta Warriors Museum, which has a large collection of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.

 

The PM spent about an hour going around the museum. He also enquired about the excavation work being undertaken there. In the visitors book, Modi wrote that he was "deeply impressed" by the extraordinary care with which the museum has been preserved.

 

PM Modi greets a girl who gifted him a bouquet of flowers on his arrival.

 

Modi was welcomed to China with colourful dances and a great show at the airport.  

Photographs: @PMO/Twitter, @MEAIndia/Twitter 

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