Mini Group: Half-Day Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Discovery Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in China

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Visit the biggest ancient burial site in existence, and uncover the amazing stories behind the Terracotta figures. Equipped with specific "weapons" to see the Terracotta Army in an efficient way. Taste the local people's favorite food at a selected restaurant. Benefit from smartly-timed arrangements and no visit to tourist shops. As the top ranking on TripAdvisor and the most famous site of Xi'an, half-day excursion is more suitable for the short stay visitors.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an, Shaanxi7:30am–8am: Collection from Your HotelYour guide will be waiting for you in your hotel's lobby at the appointed time.8am–9am: Drive to the Terracotta Warrior Museum9am–12pm: Visit the Terracotta Warriors and the Mausoleum of Qin Shi HuangThree pits have been excavated and can be visited.The largest pit, Pit 1, is believed to contain 6,000 warriors (only 2,000 are on display) and horses. They are all life-sized, facing east, and are lined up in battle formation. What is particularly striking is the fact that no two of them are alike.Pit 2, which is smaller than Pit 1, contains around 1,300 warriors and horses, and it is still being excavated. It is worth mentioning that the figurines of general, the soldier on the horse, and the kneeling soldier were the first to be discovered in this pit.The smallest pit, Pit 3, contains 72 warriors and horses, and is believed to be the army headquarters due to the number of high-ranking officers unearthed there.The Bronze Chariot Pit exhibits two painted bronze chariots in a large scale in a small museum to the right of the main entrance. The bronze chariots are the earliest, largest, and best-preserved bronze artifacts in the world, crowned as “the King of Bronze Ware”.The last site you will visit is the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang. According to historical records, the palace is filled with precious stones, and underground rivers of flowing mercury defend against intruders. Considered too dangerous to excavate, 95% of the mausoleum is still buried and its contents remain secret. The tomb has little to see, so we will visit the site by viewing at a distance instead of taking a close look at. You'll be transferred from the museum to the best ViewPoint where you can view the whole area of the Maosoleunm of Qin Shi Huang. You'll be shocked by the large size of the mausoleum. Your tour guide will tell the story why the Qin Shi Huang choose this site to expect to continue his rule in death as it had in life, and some inference about the structure and distribution of the underground palace.12pm–1:30pm: Have Lunch at a Local RestaurantWe have selected a featured local restaurant where you can taste the most authentic Xi’an local food.Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • Admission to Terracotta Warriors Museum
  • Bottled water
  • English-speaking tour guide service
  • Hotel pickup and drop off services are available within the 3rd Ring Zone of Xi'an City.
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotels
  • Airport transfer
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