Xi'an & Terracotta Warriors

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Day 1: Arrive Xi'an – Arrive in Xi’an by either flight or train and be transferred to your hotel. Start your tour with a visit to the Shaanxi Historical Museum. Completed in 1991 it is one of the most comprehensive museums in all of China. Continue to tour the Ancient city wall of Xi’an built over 700 year ago during the Ming Dynasty. The wall is a fine example of China's ancient defensive fortifications that were formed over 2,000 years ago and continued to the last imperial era of the Qing Dynasty. A short walk from the South Gate are the picturesque Bell and Drum Towers located next to the old Muslim quarter, home of the Grand Mosque.

 

Day 2: Xi'an – Located 35 km outside of Xi’an spend the morning visiting the Terracotta Army. The Terracotta Army  is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. The figures, dating from around the late third century BC, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. In the afternoon proceed to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda is 7 floors and 64.5meters high and is where the widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India.

 

Day 3: Depart Xi'an – You are free to depart at any time and be transferred back to the airport or train station.


3 Days