Visit the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, discover the underground palace of the First Emperor of Qin kingdom, explore the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang adjacent to the Terracotta Army. Follow your professional guide to gain more knowledge about the profound Chinese history and culture of Qin Dynasty.
The day trip starts with pick-up service from your centrally located Xi’an hotel at around 8:30 -9:00 am. Get in the comfortable van or bus and head to the Eighth Wonder of the world. Your first stop will be the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum-the underground army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. As one of the top ten places of historical interest in China, it was also listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. There are three pits tagged in the order of their discoveries. Follow your tour guide to explore all 3 pits and uncover the veil of this miraculous work, which takes around 2.5 hours. Then discover the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum guarded by 7,000 life-size Terracotta Army in battle formations. The First Emperor came to the throne at the age of 13 and seized the power at the age of 22. As soon as he came to the throne, he ordered that a magnificent mausoleum should be built for him. It took 37 years to complete this great project. Actually, the site of those terracotta warriors and horses you will see is just a small part of his mausoleum. Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 BC - 210 BC) fascinates people when they talk about the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, his two greatest achievements. Have lunch in a nice restaurant and enjoy delicious local food. Afterwards, drive back to downtown, you will visit the Terracotta Replication Factory on the way to know how to make terracotta soldiers and purchase your preferred souvenirs. Then you will be dropped off at your hotel to conclude the tour.