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Santa hat-wearing chocolate terracotta warriors on display in Xi’an

The Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an.
The Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Image by Fabio Achilli / CC BY 2.0

Bakers in Xi’an have created a miniature terracotta warrior army out of chocolate. The mini-statues, which are on display in the lobby of the Shangri-la Hotel, have been outfitted with Santa hats in time for Christmas. It took the pastry chefs about ten days and 100 kilograms of chocolate to create the 300 warriors, which are modelled after the lifesize army excavated near Xi’an. Read more: english.cntv.cn