Visiting the Terracotta Warriors CAN be done in one day from Beijing
Private Full Day Tour: Terra Cotta Army | okt 2019
Sunflower Li and her team did a fantastic job in assuring that we had the most wonderful and complete experience while visiting the Terracotta Warriors in Xian. Sunflower met us, on time, and we departed for the Railway Station where she offered an opportunity to upgrade our tickets to Business Class (The highest Class) on the Fast Train to Xian. That particular train took nearly an hour less time to get to Xian and afforded us even more time to visit the museums. Upon arriving in Xian, we were met by Li's colleagues Nancy and her driver who drove us to the site of the Terracotta Warriors located about an Hour from Xian. On the way, Nancy gave us an excellent briefing on the history of the Terracotta Warriors and the magnitude of the archaeological discoveries. First, we visited the museums with selected artifacts on display where we were able to get some great photos. Following that museum, we visited the dig sites. Again, Nancy gave a very clear, concise and informative briefing of what we were viewing. Nancy saved the best for last, the massive hanger size hall that contained the Terracotta Army in full formation including infantry, archers, and cavalry horses! The magnificent display exceeded our expectations. Nancy afforded us more than enough time to view and photograph the amazing, historical display that stood before us. Words could not adequately describe the detail, beauty, and majesty of these life-size statues. During the entire tour, Nancy took the time to explain what we saw. At no time did we feel rushed or hurried. At the end of the tour, we visited a Starbucks for refreshments and various shops for souvenirs. In one of the shops, I purchased a book and met its author. He was one of the actual farmers whom discovered the Terracotta Warriors in 1974. We were allowed to have our picture taken with him while holding his book This was truly the cherry on top of the Sunday for the day!
Soon, we were returning to Xian to catch the 5:58 PM train back to Beijing. Thanking Nancy for an outstanding tour, we boarded the train. This time, we rode the scheduled first class which was still quite enjoyable but not as luxurious as Business, Class. Arriving in Beijing at 11:24, Sunflower Li was there to greet us and take us back to our hotel. It was a very long day. However, the excellent help of Sunflower Li and the wonderful tour given by Nancy made the whole day most enjoyable and worth it! I highly recommend this great tour...Meer lezen