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Tour Overview

This Xian bus tour will lead you to explore the famed Chinese Terracotta Warriors and the informative Banpo Museum. In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and escort you to explore one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Thanks to the local peasants who happened to stumble across the underground army, we can admire the life-size warriors now. In the afternoon, we will visit the unique Banpo Museum to see the life of primitive people and colorful pottery with mysterious patterns from 6,000 years ago. This tour will offer you some remarkable insights into different periods of China. If you are a history lover, don’t miss this opportunity.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Immerse yourself in the artistry of terracotta figure-making, witnessing skilled craftsmen and appreciating exquisite artworks in a captivating 30-50 minute visit.
2. Explore the vast and awe-inspiring site, encountering life-sized clay soldiers and horses, as your guide unveils the fascinating history of China’s first emperor.
3. Step back in time at Banpo, discovering a Neolithic village’s remnants, from excavated houses to ancient tools, offering a unique glimpse into prehistoric Chinese life.


Our tour begins with a fascinating visit to the Terracotta Figures Factory. The guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel between 8-9 am. Arriving at the factory around 8:30 am, you’ll delve into the intricate process of crafting terracotta figures, gaining insight into the ancient artistry that has been passed down through generations. Marvel at the skillful artisans at work and have the chance to appreciate some exquisite terracotta artworks. The visit will last approximately 30-50 minutes, providing you with a unique and educational experience.

Following the visit to the Terracotta Figures Factory, we’ll make our way to the highlight of the day – the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors. Arriving around 10:00 am, you’ll have ample time to explore the vast archaeological site, home to the life-sized clay soldiers and horses that were buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Wander through the three main pits, each revealing different aspects of this incredible historical treasure. Your guide will share captivating stories and historical facts about the warriors, bringing the ancient site to life. Take your time to absorb the magnitude of this UNESCO World Heritage site and capture memorable photos.

We’ll take a break for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor delicious regional cuisine. Taste the flavors of Xi’an and recharge for the afternoon ahead.

Xian Make a Terracotta Warrior
Make a Mini Terracotta Warrior

After a satisfying lunch, our journey continues with a visit to the Banpo Museum. This archaeological site showcases the remains of a Neolithic village, providing insights into the daily life and customs of ancient inhabitants. Explore the excavated houses, tools, and artifacts, and learn about the rich cultural history of the Banpo people. The museum offers a unique perspective on prehistoric China and complements the morning’s exploration of the Terracotta Warriors.

As the afternoon comes to an end, our guide and driver will transfer you back to your downtown hotel, concluding a day filled with historical wonders and cultural discoveries. Reflect on the incredible sights and experiences as you return to your accommodation, having immersed yourself in the fascinating history of Xi’an.

Banpo Museum in Xian
Banpo Museum


Tour Price ($=USD)

From $85 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price includes

  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfer in an air-conditioned car
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide and experienced driver
  • Simple lunch

Price excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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