XA01-10: Half Day Terracotta Warriors Tour

Terracotta Warriors and Horses
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  • Tour Style Private Tour
  • Departure Daily
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Your guide and driver will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel at the designated time. Then, you will take a clean and comfortable car we arranged to start the Terracotta Warriors private tour. On the way to the museum, your guide will introduce you to the city and the world cultural heritage - Terracotta Warriors.
Marvel at the world-famous Terracotta Army in the largest Pit No. 1
After about one hour, we will arrive at Terracotta Warriors whose official name is Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum. We will start the tour from the Pit 1. When go sightseeing, your guide will give you a detailed introduction to the features of the three pits opened to the public. Pit 1 is the largest one with numerous pottery warriors, pottery horses and bronze weapons. Here, you can feel the marvelous formation of this underground army directly. The most amazing is that all the sculptures are different in facial expressions, gestures, costumes, hairstyle and the appearances. You will definitely be surprised at its magnificence and delicacy. Followed by is the Pit 3. It is regarded as the headquarters of the other two pits. The last one is Pit 2, the essence of Terracotta Warriors. It has unearthed more kinds of warriors and other relics. Besides the pits, the most precious treasure of the museum, Bronze Chariots and Horses, is exhibited in the Exhibition Hall of Historical Relics. The guide will lead you to appreciate one by one.

After the Terracotta Warriors private tour, we will escort you back to your hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Tour Highlights
Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Warriors is located in Qinling Town, Lintong District, Xi'an City. In ancient times, if a master was dead, his family members, attendants or slaves would be buried alive with him. To replace the living human, Terracotta Warriors use clay to make sacrificial objects in the shape of warriors and horses. Renowned as the Eighth Wonder in the World, Terracotta Warriors has been the representative of brilliant ancient Chinese civilization.

After Pit 1 was discovered in March, 1974, a museum was built based on it and opened to the public in 1979. Till now, it has been the largest ancient military museum in China which is mainly composed of three pits and one exhibition hall of relics.
Bronze Chariots and Horses
A pottery warrior in display
It is estimated that the first discovered rectangular Pit 1 has more than 8,000 warriors and horses. Now, it has unearthed 800 warrior figures, 18 wooden chariots and 100 clay sculptures. As the largest pit, it is 230 meters (252 yards) long and 62 meters (68 yards) wide with an area of 13,260 square meters (15,860 square yards). Pit 2 to its northeast is shaped like an "L". Compared with Pit 1, its battle formation is more complex and the types of arm is more complete. Here, you will see the special troops consisting of infantry, cavalry, chariot warriors and archers. As the command center of Pits 1 and 2, Pit 3 is smaller and composed of one chariot and horse chamber and two wing rooms. The exhibition hall has displayed various relics including the chariots, warriors, and weapons.
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  • Private English-speaking guide
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