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Discover the majesty of the Terracotta Warriors in Xian - the ancient capital of 13 dynasties!

Enjoy a timeless journey to the heart of ancient China as you explore the captivating world of the Terracotta Warriors. Unearth the legends and mysteries of a bygone era, and delve into the rich tapestry of history that stretches before you as you embark on an unforgettable Terracotta Warriors tour.

Standing in silent vigil, the Terracotta Warriors are the eternal guardians of China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang. These life-sized statues were crafted over 2,000 years ago and symbolize the immense power and grandeur of the once-mighty Qin dynasty. As you wander through the vast excavation site, marvel at the awe-inspiring sight of the thousands-strong terracotta army, painstakingly arranged in battle formation. Feel the resonant echoes of history as you gaze upon the steely expressions of archers, infantrymen, and charioteers, poised for eternity to defend their sovereign. With each step you take on your Terracotta Warriors tour, immerse yourself in the fascinating stories and intricate details that bring these ancient relics to life.

How to Plan A Terracotta Warriors Tour?
The Terracotta Warriors Museum is located approximately 40km northeast of Xian's downtown. It is recommended to take half a day to explore the site at a leisurely pace, either in the morning or afternoon. There is plenty to see at the Terracotta Warriors site, including the three pits housing the warriors and the museum.

Beyond the Terracotta Warriors, your trip to Xian takes you on a journey through the rich tapestry of Chinese history and culture. It is recommended to spend 2 or 3 days in Xian to explore all the highlights. Wander the bustling streets of the Muslim Quarter, visit the iconic Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, learn history at Shaanxi History Museum... If you would like to customize your own tour, feel free to tailor a Xian Terracotta Warriors tour with us.
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We offer 6 of the best Terracotta Warriors tours, each with a classic itinerary that includes a visit to the world wonder, Terracotta Army, and the city's top attractions, such as the Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, and more. For a more immersive and special cultural experience, consider our carefully designed Terracotta Warriors Tours with cultural immersion. These tours offer a deeper dive into the city's culture with activities such as DIY Terracotta Warriors, family visits, Hanfu experiences, Chinese calligraphy and handmade workshops, Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City, and other evening activities and shows. All of our Terracotta Warriors Tours are guaranteed to leave you with unforgettable memories of this charming ancient city!

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Terracotta Warriors Tours Planning & Useful Articles

How to Plan a Xian Terracotta Warriors Tour? Planning a Xian Terracotta Warriors Tour can be overwhelming, but with a little bit of research and preparation, you can make the most of your time in this time-honored city. To make things easier, we offer a wealth of Xian travel information to help you plan your Xian day tour. Check out our latest and useful articles on topics such as "How to plan Xian tour" , "Xian Top Attractions", "Things to do in Xian", " How to Visit Terracotta Army", "Terracotta Army", and "Xian travel FAQs". Contact us to start planning your Xian tour today and discover the unique culture and history of China's ancient capital city. View All Xian Travel Guide >>

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    1. How long should I spend in Xian?
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    The amount of time you should spend in Xian depends on your travel plans and interests. A typical itinerary includes 2 to 3 days to visit the major attractions in Xian, but it is possible to spend more time if you want to explore the city and its surrounding areas in more depth.

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    2. What are the must-see attractions in Xian?
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    Xian has many must-see attractions, including the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the Ancient City Wall, the Shaanxi History Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the Muslim Quarter.

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    3. What are the Terracotta Warriors?
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    Those terracotta warriors and horses  were made about 2,200 years ago. They are life-size terracotta warriors to defend the army of Qin Shihuang (which was the first emperor in Chinese history). Those warriors and horses were discovered in March 1974.

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    4. How to Visit Terracotta Warriors?
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    Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum Layout

    The Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which houses the main pits containing the warriors, is divided into three sections: Pit 1, Pit 2, and Pit 3.

    Pit 1: The largest and most impressive of the three pits, Pit 1, houses the main army formation, with over 6,000 figures (2,000 are currently on display). The pit covers an area of approximately 14,260 square meters, equivalent to the size of an airplane hangar.

    Pit 2: This pit is notable for its complex layout and variety of military figures, including standing and kneeling archers, cavalry, charioteers, and infantry. Despite being smaller than Pit 1, Pit 2 offers a richer diversity of the army, providing further insights into ancient military strategy and the mysteries of the army array.

    Pit 3: Known as the command center, Pit 3 is the smallest but considered the most important pit due to its perceived role as the army's "headquarters."

    Our Recommended Visiting Route: Pit 1 – Pit 3 – Pit 2 - Exhibition Hall

    Begin with Pit 1 as it's the largest and most stunning, offering a grand first impression. Spend ample time here observing the soldiers' intricate details and formations. Next, move on to Pit 3, where you will see the army's "headquarters." Then, proceed to Pit 2, where you will encounter a more diverse array of military figures. Finally, conclude your visit at the Exhibition Hall, where you can marvel at the history of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

    Suggested Visiting Time: 2-3 hours

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    5. What are the best options for accommodation in Xian?
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    Xian offers a wide range of accommodation options, from budget hostels to luxury hotels. Popular areas to stay in Xian include the city center, near the Bell Tower, and near the South Gate of the Ancient City Wall. Before booking your Xian tour, let us know your preferred hotel class (3 star, 4 star, or 5 star) and we can provide a list of hotels for your reference.

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    Xian is a historical destination that can be visited throughout the year. However, the best seasons to visit are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these months, the weather is mild and pleasant, with comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds. Additionally, the springtime brings beautiful cherry blossoms to the city, while autumn offers stunning fall foliage. If you're interested in experiencing Xian's winter season, you can visit during this time to view the snowy landscapes and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Spring Festival (also known as Chinese New Year), which typically falls in late January or early February.

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I'm a Singaporean traveller who booked a private solo tour. I chanced upon AOT after I googled and decided to travel last min. My planner from AOT named Rita was very patient towards all my request and changes, she is knowledgeable and provided excellent advice for my 8 days trip arrangement from Shanghai, Zhangjiajie N Chongqing. Although there were very minor hiccups just like any overseas holiday, it was still a well planned trip.

I would like thank all my tour guides and drivers (师父) for looking after me so well. Special mention to Zhangjiajie Tour Guide named Ms Rita Wang, she looks after her client with her sincerest heart into the smallest details such as eating habits and my lifestyle. (Example: Turning A/C on knowing we Singaporeans can't live without A/C in car & also I don't even have to look at menu to order food becos she knows what I want to eat) Also thank you 杨师父 who tagged team with Rita, he is a very good skilled safe driver and knows how look after me during long haul journey drive inter cities.

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