The Terracotta Warriors are one of the world’s greatest archaeological finds. This tour will take you to visit this Terracotta army museum and the neolithic Banpo Village.
What to Expect
Around 7:00am pick-up from your hotel in downtown Xi’an then drive to the Terracotta army museum. One of the world’s greatest archaeological finds, the Terracotta Warriors were discovered quite by chance in 1974 by a group of peasants who were digging a well on the outskirts of Xi’an. These sculptures of soldiers, chariots and horses were funerary statues made to accompany China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, to the afterlife. The soldiers all vary in rank, posture, height, uniform and facial features and it is believed that there are still thousands of warriors, and hundreds of horses and chariots, still buried in the three pits discovered so far.
Then you will follow your guide to visit the Xi'an art and crafts ceramics factory where you will see how the Terracotta armies were made.
After lunch transfer to visit the Ban Po Neolithic Village. Banpo is an archaeological site containing the remains of several well-preserved Neolithic villages dating back between 6,000 to 9,000 years. The settlement was surrounded by a moat, with the graves and pottery kilns located outside of the moat perimeter. Many of the houses were semi-subterranean with the floor typically a metre below the ground surface. The houses were supported by timber poles and had steeply pitched thatched roofs. Artefacts recovered at Banpo indicate that the society here followed a matriarchal structure.
- Shuttle bus fee
- Entrance tickets
- Hotel Pick-up and drop off
- Air-conditioned tour coach
- English-speaking tour guide
- Typical Chinese lunch
What's Not Included
- Tips to the guide and driver
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