See the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and enjoy a dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty show on this 6-hour tour from Xi’an. Travel to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, and view the clay soldiers and horses buried with China’s first emperor in around 210 BC. Watch artisans making miniaturized warriors at a craft workshop, and finish with a Chinese dumpling banquet and Tang Dynasty dinner show. Entrance fees, dinner show, and downtown hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Museum and Tang Dynasty Show Tour
After pickup from your downtown Xi’an hotel, settle inside your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the UNESCO-listed Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, situated on the city’s outskirts.
On route, hear about this extraordinary clay army, believed to have been crafted around 210 BC, and accidentally unearthed by peasant farmers in 1974. One of the world’s greatest archaeological finds, the 7,000 and more clay warriors were buried alongside China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, to accompany him into the afterlife.
On arrival, view the museum’s highlights, seeing the rows of statues amassed in their earthen pits. Note the different facial features, expressions, and heights of the soldiers, and learn how they were created to depict the real-life imperial army of the time.
Then, continue to a Xi’an arts and craft factory where miniaturized terracotta sculptures are made. Watch the artisans carve the figurines, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase some as souvenirs (own expense).
Next, travel to the Tang Dynasty Palace theater in central Xi’an, and enjoy a sumptuous Chinese dumpling dinner. Be presented with almost 100 different types of steamed dumplings in all shapes and sizes, and all beautifully served at your table. Drinks are available at your own expense.
Afterward, take a seat in the auditorium to enjoy a Tang Dynasty show celebrating the stories, music, song, and dance of the Tang imperial era between 618 and 907 AD — considered to be China’s golden age.
Watch cameos performed by actors in classical Chinese costume and hairstyles, and be entranced by singers and dancers performing historical pieces such as the exquisitely choreographed ribbon dance, all to traditional instruments and percussion music from a live orchestra.
With the show over, your tour then finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.