One Day Private Tour to Terracotta Warriors
► Walk along or cycle around the ancient City Wall and get stirring views.
► Explore the world heritage site, Small Wild Goose Pagoda.
► Experience lively local culture and taste delicious Halal food in Muslim Quarter.
Hereunder please find our proposed itinerary. Our travel experts will be happy to customize a tour for you to meet your individual interests.
As one of the must-see historic sites in China, the Terracotta Army boasts thousands of life-size clay soldiers. They were created about 2,200 years ago to protect Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor in his afterlife. Inconceivably, Emperor Qin Shi Huang perhaps was a feminist. Under his rule, the man would be executed the same way as the woman when a husband commits adultery, and a man would be exposed before the public with all his hair, beard, and eyebrows shaved off if he uses domestic violence. Come with our guide to feel the spirit of such a creative, bold mind through his terracotta works! Three pits were discovered where you can see not only an array of vivid clay figures but also terracotta horses, and weapons like crossbows, bronze swords, and spears.
All terracotta soldiers have unique faces and gestures, likely following the replicas of a real army. Generally, they are divided into two categories, general figures and soldier figures. The diverse uniforms and different hairstyles show their status. The most distinctive difference between them is their headwear. The soldiers generally wear no crown and some of them wrap their hair with a piece of cloth while the generals feature long crowns. Your professional guide will surely offer more details and you can try to distinguish the generals and soldiers by yourself.
Finish the morning visit, and you will have some free time to enjoy lunch at your own expense. It is suggested to go back to downtown area for more and better lunch options. Your guide will be glad to offer some local food suggestions, like the popular Chinese hamburger, Rou Jia Mo, which has been listed as the Intangible Culture Heritage of Xian. Since you may have lunch at a later time, having a big breakfast at the hotel is necessary!
After lunch, we will head to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a delicate 13-floor Buddhist pagoda surviving for over 1,300 years from the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD). With a nice park around, you can take a leisurely stroll while enjoying the ancient Chinese architecture.
Today's last stop is the well-known Muslim Quarter, boasting various interesting shops and a wide range of local foods. The busy community is full of local atmosphere and you will be amazed by its lively ambience. Try authentic local specialties like lamb pita bread soup, beef and lamb BBQ, and nice noodles. The 500-meter (546-yard) long main street paved with blue stones and under the shade of large trees is definitely worth having a nice and delicious evening stroll.
Finally, we will send you back to the hotel. Your one-day Xi'an Terracotta Army tour just comes to an end here, and we hope you can enjoy it!
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- Prices are per person in US Dollars.
- Pick-up & drop-off from your hotel
- Entrance fees as indicated above
- Professional English speaking guide
- Experienced driver & air conditioned vehicle
- Two bottles of mineral water per person
- Bicycle hire
- Tips or gratuities for guide and driver