- Day trip to Xi'an from Shanghai by air
- Visit the famous Army of Terracotta Warriors
- Walk along Xi'an's City Walls, one of the best preserved city walls in China
- Chinese lunch included
What You Can Expect
After arriving in Xi’an, you’ll visit the impressive Army of Terracotta Warriors. Emperor Qin Shi Huang built this mausoleum starting at the age of 13 (in 246 BC) to prepare for his afterlife. See the 6,000 terracotta figures of warriors and horses, lined in three rows of 210 soldiers. This impressive archaeological discovery is a sight not to be missed!
Feast on a traditional Chinese lunch and then head to the Xi’an city walls. The Xi’an city walls were first built in the early Ming Dynasty and are one of the most complete city walls to survive in China. The walls also serve as one of the largest ancient military defenses in China, measuring 36 feet (12 meters) high.
We had trouble working a visit to the warriors in our itinerary so took advantage of this one day trek. It was a very long day and expensive but we would not have missed the opportunity to see the site. It was breathtaking to say the least. Pictures cannot convey the magnitude of the pits. The fact that each warrior is different is mind boggling and the exacting detail of each warrior is truly spectacular. We also were very impressed with the tour of the city walls of XI'an.
Our trip to Xian was overwhelming!! The terracotta warriors are absolutely worth to see, even it meant for us to get up at 4 a.m. to be at the airport in time and to come back to the hotel late at night :) The excavations in Xian – they are 3000 years old – are in an incredibly good shape and impressive in many ways. Our friendly and funny guide Chin took a lot of time to explain everything and to made this a day we will not forget. The cherry on the cake was the visit of the old city wall of Xian. We took a bicycle and had a wonderful ride into the sunset on top of the wall. Absolutely recommendable!