Xian Terracotta Army, a super large collection of life-size terra cotta sculptures in battle formations, reproducing the mega imperial guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 - 210BC), the first emperor of the first unified dynasty of Imperial China, is no doubt a must-see for every visitor to Xian. This half day trip provides you flexible starting time and meeting point to meet different arrival schedules, follow a knowledgeable tour guide to discover this world cultural heritage listed by UNESCO in 1987.
Based on your selected pickup location, your tour guide will hold a sign with your name written on, and pick you up from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport, Xi’an Train Station or Xi’an North Train Station, sit in a private vehicle to start this half day trip of Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. After around 1 - 1.5 hours driving, you will reach the site of the first emperor’s underground palace, the world famous Terracotta Army Museum, aka Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. The guide will give you detailed historical information of Qin Dynasty and the first emperor on the way, and escort you to visit all three pits (1 Pit, 2 Pit and 3 Pit tagged in the order of their discoveries) upon arrival, where you will see the 2,200-year-old sculptures depicting thousands of unique figures and be shocked by the vivid life size terracotta figures of warriors and horses. This is a sight not to be missed by any visitors to China, and you will have enough time to explore at your pace. Afterwards, have a relaxing driving to your preferred location, Airport, Train Station or Hotel, and the wonderful half-day Terracotta Warriors tour conclude here.