Literally no one goes all the way to Xian without visiting the world-renowned terracotta warriors and horses. This amazing underground army dates back to the first emperor of China. This Xian day tour will lead you to see the rows and rows of life-size terracotta soldiers standing in the pits which seem to be ready to defend against any enemy. In addition to the terracotta warriors, you will also visit Hanyangling Mausoleum to see the great treasures unearthed from the mausoleum and learn some things about ancient Chinese burial system from your knowledgeable guide. The unique part of this tour is that you will pay a visit to interesting cave house. You will be amazed by the dwelling’s structure. You and your guide will meet the host and have a glimpse of the local people’s life. An exciting and unforgettable experience is waiting for you in Xian!
. Get a glimpse into the legendary history and facts of the impressive Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
. Visit traditional dwellings in Northwest China – Cave Houses, which are cool in summer and warm in winter.
. Admire pottery figurines carved as servants, riders, and domestic animals at the Hanyang Mausoleum, and see a large number of statues and pottery through the glass floor.
AM: At 09:00, our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel. Today’s first stop is the traditional dwelling in northwest region of China: Cave Houses. Till 1970s cave house was the most common dwelling of local people. Digging a cave out of a hillside with further consolidation and decoration will make a comfortable house which is cool in summer and warm in winter.
Next, we will head to the famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Known as “the Eighth Wonder of the World” and one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in the 20th century, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture. The splendid battle formation will leave you an impressive memory.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: In the afternoon, we will visit Hanyangling Museum. It is shared by Jingdi, the fourth emperor of the Western Han Dynasty, and his empress, but they have their own graves. You will admire the terracotta figurines carved as servants, riders, and domestic animals, and see the excavation pits which contain hordes of half-hidden statues and crockery through the glass floors.
After one day’s wonderful trip, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel. Your Xian day tour to Terracotta Warriors and Cave Houses ends here.