Explore the Terracotta Warriors of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor in Xi’an. Discover the magnificent unearthed army at the location of the first Chinese capital and seat of the Emperor of 10 dynasties.
What to Expect
As the former capital of China, Xi’an was the seat of the Chinese Emperor for more than 10 dynasties over a period of 1,000 years. On this full-day, 7-hour private tour you will visit one of the highlights of Xi’an, the thousands of life-sized terracotta warriors in the superb mausoleum museum.
Visiting the Terracotta Warriors and Horses is a highlight of any Xi'an tour, and gives you the chance to see more than 8,000 life-size Qin Dynasty-era model soldiers. Discovered in 1974, the warriors are located to the east of Emperor Qin Shihuang's Tomb, where the man who first unified China is buried.
Among the three pits, No. 1 pit is the largest, containing more than 6,000 clay warriors and horses in 11 three-meter deep corridors. Since their discovery, the warriors have captured the world’s imagination as they have traveled the globe, from England to America to Chile.
The warriors and horses are now back in China, displayed in an oblong battle formation of the Qin Dynasty. Facing east, they look healthy and determined, with different facial expressions that all reflect Emperor Qingshihuang's determination to wipe out the other 6 states and unify the entire country.
Travel from Xi’an City with a private guide to get an intimate view of this magnificent exhibition, with personalized attention and the best local knowledge available.
You will have time for lunch after your museum tour, before returning to the city center and your hotel drop-off.
- Private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
- Private English-speaking guide and driver
What's Not Included
- Entrance ticket (150 RMB per person)