The Mysterious Terracotta Warriors

The Mysterious Terracotta Warriors

The Mysterious Terracotta Warriors

Nowadays, Terracotta Warriors have gone world-wide and enjoyed a high prestige among the tourists. Every year, millions of people swarm into Xian just to get a glimpse of them. Over the years, Terracotta Warriors have played a key role in spreading Chinese cultures. Now let’s pay a visit to them.

Terracotta Warriors came into being based on daily life. They look all different from each other in clothes and expressions. They are standing majestically with different haircut and gestures, as well as facial expressions. According to their roles, they are divided into footman and rivalry, soldier and commander. The facial expressions of these Terracotta Warriors highly reflect the typical features of Qin dynasty, as well as the outlooks of the people. Terracotta Warriors used to be painted with different colors. To this day, most of the colors have flown. However, we can still see some remains from some of the faces. They were created in life-size and pretty lifelike. The skills and techniques are extremely sophisticated and complicated. Due to this, Terracotta Warriors have played an unrivaled part in studying Chinese ceramics. Based on the discovered warriors and horses, we may conclude that these ceramic figurines are all in different sizes and forms. The most impressive is no other than the contrast between the facial expressions and faces. The commanders usually look quite serious and a little bit older, with some wrinkles showing on the foreheads. The expressions of the warriors vary greatly from one to another. Some of the Terracotta Warriors extremely resemble the modern Xian people.

Terracotta Warriors are extremely lifelike and vividly depict the magnificent wartime scenes of Qin dynasty. Based on their roles, they are divided into soldiers and commanders. And the commanders are divided into junior level, middle level and senior level. The soldiers usually don’t wear hats but the commanders do. Even the hats, as well as the armors, vary greatly between low-level commanders and the generals. The soldiers are divided into infantry, rivalry and carriage soldiers. According to their roles, they are equipped with different weapons. These Terracotta Warriors are standing in formations among the pits. Within the pits, there are also a large number of other antiquities available for the tourists.

In recent years, Terracotta Warriors have risen up as one of the most popular historical attractions among the tourists. They have played an active part in promoting China tours and in spreading Chinese cultures. In the future, they will be getting more and more popular.

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Tangcheng Hotel – 4 Stars Hotel in Xian

Tangcheng HotelHave you know the old capital city in China before Beijing? Yes, it was Xian. Xian as an ancient city of China, there has lots of historical sites which have long history behind, one of them is Terracotta Army. Terracotta Army has become famous around the world, because of its sacred and mysterious atmosphere. When you visit Xian, Terracotta Army is a must visit place. Come to Xian, it seems not complete if you don’t get the hotel reservation before you come. So I have some suggestion one nice hotel that you could stay in your Terracotta Army Tour, Tangcheng Hotel.

Tangcheng Hotel is one of the 4 stars hotels which offers luxury and complete hotel facilities. Come to Xian and visit Terracotta Army, there will not complete if you don’t booking the hotel reservation. Tangcheng Hotel located at the south section of Nanguang road. Nanguang Road is the famous cultural district in Xian. The hotel also located in the convenient traffic west to electronic city and high-tech development zone, south to Medical University and Art College.

Provide such a lot of hotel facilities, Terracotta Army Tour tourists that come to the hotel will feel more comfortable and relax same as in their own home. Beside of that, you will also have relax and comfortable stay for save your energy visiting Terracotta Army in the next day. Many hotel facilities that visitors could enjoy such as, sauna, 24 hours front desk, room service, currency exchange, coffee shop, business center, gift shop, restaurants, beauty salon, sauna, massage, ATM and many others. After your full day tour in Xian, visit Terracotta Army you could have a lot of choices leisure activities that available in the hotel.

More than offer complete facilities, the hotel also offer lot types of guest rooms. In total, Tangcheng Hotel have 379 well-equipped and luxury guest rooms, including ordinary standard room, luxury standard room, ordinary single-room, luxury single-room, junior room, senior suite, presidential suite and so on. In each guest rooms, hotel equipped with air conditioning, refrigerator, mini bar, television, hair dryer, and others. Guests of Terracotta Army tour will satisfied with this 4 stars hotel facilities.

Not only that, Tangcheng Hotel also offer the tour desk that will help visitors to arrange their Xian trip to Terracotta Army or another place that you want. So, what are you waiting for? With lot of luxury facilities, convenient traffic, and best service Tangcheng Hotel will be the best hotel that you will choose.

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Tang Dynasty Show – Fabulous Performance in Xian

Tang Dynasty ShowHave you visit Xian before in China? Xian has lot of interesting and historical site that famous among many tourists in the world, include Terracotta Army. Xian as the ancient city in China filled with a lot of ancient old building and historical site such as Terracotta Army that you should not miss. Have you heard Terracotta Army? Yes, that area has listed as one of the most ancient world’s heritage which also called as the greatest findings in the archeology world. But if you really come to Xian, there also has one show that you must see beside Terracotta Army which called Tang Dynasty Show.

Tang Dynasty Show is one show that famous from a long time ago. At past, this dance has its own culture and traditional mean behind. Among many historical places in Xian such as, Terracotta Army, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall, Great Mosque etc, Tang Dynasty Show is the most unique one.

How about the history of Xian Dynasty Show? Why the dances will become so famous? The dances were first performed by people as part of rituals of prayer for a good harvest or a better life. Combining emotional mortal love with the magical beauty of the fairy world, rendering a perfect blend of reality and fantasy, Xian Dynasty Show can directly see in Xian now.

Today, during the Tang Dynasty Show well presented by some food or also called dumplings. When visitors enjoy the dumplings, they will also able to see the exotic dance of Tang Dynasty. When you come to Xian, don’t miss Terracotta Army and Xian Dynasty Show. Both activities will make your Xian trip more fun and memorable!

On October 1st 1982, Xian Dynasty Show proved to be a great success and was highly praised by a delegation from UNESCO. The red lantern and the magnificent arena will show you the luxurious life of the Tang Dynasty. By combining the poetry with the skilled playing of musical instruments, singing, dancing and also stunning costumes, the modern Tang Dynasty Show style will give you fantastic and memorable impression when you come to Xian. So, beside Terracotta Army, there has another highlight in Xian that you cannot miss, Xian Dynasty Show.

Now, Tang Dynasty Show has been popular among many countries around the world. It attracts so many tourists not lose from Terracotta Army. Terracotta Army and Xian Dynasty Show make their own different characteristic in Xian. So come to Terracotta Army and enjoy the fascinating Xian Dynasty Show!

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Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

Terracotta Army is the landmark of ancient capital Xian, is one of the must-see in Xian, but still there are various other attractions are the views of Xian.

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

1 Day Xian Train Tour: Beijing to Xian for US$266/pax

1 Day Xian Private Tour: Terra Cotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda for US$77/pax

2 Days Xian Bus Tour Package (with Hotel) for US$115/pax

3 Day Xian Tour Package A (with hotel) from US$215/pax

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, located in southern Xian in Shanxi province, is a Buddhist pagoda famous as the historical site in China, attracts lot of tourists from home and abroad every year. It was built in Tang Dynasty, originally has five stories, at last, the pagoda is 64 meters and every floor is similar wood structure. Although it was rebuilt in the reign of Empress Wu Zetian, its exterior brick facade renovated during the Ming Dynasty. According to the history, during the Tang Dynasty, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is located within the grounds of a monastery which named as the Ci’en Temple which was hosted by Xuanzang who is a famous Buddha in Chinese history. In order to store these book he took from India, he host to build this giant pagoda, and its name come from one of these book. It is said that there is a wild goose fall to a temple and died. Buddhists think the wild goose as the incamation of badhisattva, they decide to built a pagoda for the wild goose. The pagoda currently stands at a height of 64 m (210 ft) tall and from the top it offers views over the current city of Xi’an.

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Take You Back to Tang Dynasty

Tang ParadiseArrived at Xian, the Terracotta Warriors tours is necessary, but you never miss the Tang Paradise located in east of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, is the first theme park showing culture of Tang Dynasty in all sides in China. The widest water curtain movie in global, the largest manmade sculpture groups in China and biggest and most advanced water-fire performance will bring you back to Tang Dynasty. In history, it is the famous imperial garden. Nowadays, the Tang Paradise, built on the original address of Lotus Garden, showing the glorious civilization of Tang Dynasty on the ground of entering history, enjoying humanity and experience life. In 2005, the National Tourism Administration formally approves the Xian Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – Tang Paradise to be the national AAAAA scenic spot.

Altogether, twelve scenic regions are distributed throughout Tang Paradise to provide visitors with the enjoyment of twelve cultural themes and a perfect exhibition of the grandness, prosperity and brilliance of the culture of the Tang Dynasty. The complex was built close to the original site of an ancient garden and consists of themed garden areas, culture, tea, market, entertainment and food. What makes Tang Paradise incredible is that it is no longer the garden mode of only water and mountains in the Chinese traditional sense. The outstanding designers have integrated almost everything representative of the Tang Dynasty, including the poetry, the songs and dance, the marketplaces, the food, the women’s lifestyles, and science into every site using cultural themes.

In the large number of buildings at Tang Paradise, one may see almost all architectural types of characteristic of the Tang Dynasty. In addition there are establishments for relaxing and song and dance shows about the civilization of the Tang Dynasty. Strolling in Tang Paradise, you are assured to get a full enjoyment, making you feel as if you were in a fairyland. Here, you can enjoy and taste every typical culture popular in Tang Dynasty, such as the monarch culture, singing and dance culture, diet culture, folk-custom culture, femininity culture, tea culture, imperial examination culture, poetry culture, diplomacy culture, etc. Tang Paradise takes you back to the real Tang Dynasty.

Related Routes:

2 Day Xian Tour Package A (with hotel) from US$175/pax

3 Day Xian Tour Package A (with hotel) from US$215/pax

4 Days Xian Tour Package A (with hotel) from US$449/pax

5 Days Xian Tour Package A (with hotel) from US$506/pax

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2 Days Xian Tour Package

2 Day Xian Tour Package A (with hotel)

Shanxi History MuseumDay 1:  Arrival in Xian (L)
1. Arrive at Xian airport. Be met & transferred to your hotel.
2. Have city tours to the Provincial Museum and the Ancient City Wall.
3. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty show in the evening.
- Provincial Museum: Opened in 1991, the museum is a giant architectural in the Tang-dynasty style and it successfully symbolizes the great extent of Shaanxi history and its remarkable culture.
- Ancient City Wall: the most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.
- Tang Dynasty show: a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian.

Terracotta WarriorDay 2:  Departure from Xian (B, L)
1. Pick you up from your hotel and visit the Terra Cotta Warriors (40 miles away from downtown) firstly.
- Terra Cotta Warriors: It is a part of the Qin emperor’s tomb complex, the Terra Cotta Warriors is the greatest findings in the archeology world.
2. Move to visit the Bell Tower and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
- Bell Tower: a stately traditioanl architecture, marks the geographical center of the ancient capital.
- Big Wild Goose Pagoda: the symbol of the long history of Xi’an, and a well-preserved ancient building and holy worshipping shrine for Buddhists.
3. In the evening transfer to airport.

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1 Day Xian Private Tour: Terra Cotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda

Terracotta Warriors

Price From: US$ 77( 488 CNY )

Departure: Daily
Tour Duration: about 8 hours
Pick-up place and time: Your Downtown Hotel between 8:30~9:00am
Finishing place and time: Your Downtown Hotel around 6:00pm
Attractions: Terra Cotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall Tour
Payment Method: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire, Western Union
Tour Guide Language: English, other language speaking guide is available, if need, please contact us!
Feature: A short taste of the most famous historical sightseeing in Xian such as Terra-cotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda & Ancient City Wall with private tour guide and driver!

Review of tourists who have visited the one day Xian tour:
This was a very memorable trip in Xian. Everything was well coordinated. Our tour guide was excellent, and talked about many interesting facts related to the historical sight. We like this guide, and we hope all guides could provide useful information to us. Also, she was very considerate in accommodating our requirements. The vehicle quality was good too.

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Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors

 Terracotta Warriors, the most famous spot in Xian, located in Lin Tong County, Xian City, Shaanxi Province, China. It is pits of Qin Shihuang who is the first emperor of China, he established the first feudal empire possessing centralized power in Chinese history, so he is called as Qin Shihuang, means the first emperor. Soon after Qin Shihuang enthroned, he ordered peole to construct his tomb and the army to guard his tomb. The craftsmen made thousands of terracotta warriors to be buried with him, According to the models and styles of the Qin armies. Such huge pits are unique not only in China, but also in the world history of sculpture. Everyone visits Xian would not miss this spot, even though you don’t like it. Open to public, Terracotta Warriors was called as the largest military museum in the world. Terracotta Warriors Museum includes three pits, and the first pit is the largest one, pit 2 contains the large array of chariots, cavalry and archers mixed and the Pit 3 is the smallest one, it forms integrity with pit 1 and 2, and is the headquarter commanding the armies. After the tour to visit Terracotta Warriors, you will know more about the great nation and human.

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Xian Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta WarriorsXian as one of China’s oldest cities has lots of historical attractions that attract many tourists from all around the world.  So many scenic places and historical sites in Xian left for long history over several thousand years. One of the favorite and famous one is Terracotta Warriors. Terracotta Warriors become the symbol of Xian. Beside Terracotta Warriors, there is also other interesting attractions include Xian City Wall, Dayan Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, the Great Mosque and others. Those attractions also become your attractions list that you should visit when you are in Xian. One of the famous attractions in Xian is Terracotta Warriors and you can get the reservation in our website to visit that mysterious place.

Xian Terracotta Warriors is a collection of terracotta sculptures represent the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife, and to make sure that he had people to rule over. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. The Terracotta Warriors is the greatest findings in the archeology world. In December 1987, UNESCO selected the Tomb of the First Emperor (including the Terracotta Army Vaults) as a World Cultural Heritage Site. The Xian Terracotta Warriors have large body, well-balanced rate, lively images and vivid expressions. The warriors are also has different faces with each other and looks very natural.

The Terracotta Warriors was discovered on 29 March 1974 to the east of Xi’an in Shaanxi province by a group of farmers when they were digging a water well around 1.6 km (1 mile) east of the Qin Emperor’s tomb mound at Mount Li (Lishan). Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Warriors there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum. After visiting Terracotta Warriors the visitors will experience the mysterious feeling and will know lot better about Xian history.

Here in our website there also available various types of tour line that will bring you to Xian. Xian is also become our most favorite cities destinations. Visit and get the online reservation easily on our website. Hope you can get a great holiday with us! Have a nice holiday!

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Xian City Wall

Xian City WallXian is one of the most famous cities in China. Lots of foreigners visit Xian during their holiday. One of the famous sites in Xian is Terracotta Warriors. Pick you up from hotel, first you will visit Terracotta Warriors. Xian Terracotta Warriors is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife, and to make sure that he had people to rule over. Beside Xian Terracotta Warriors, Xian also has other attractions that tourist will might like, for example Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall, Dayan Pagoda, The Great Mosque and other interesting attractions. One of the interesting places you should visit after Xian Terracotta Warriors is Xian City Wall. Xian City Wall is one of the major sites of interest to visitors in Xian tours beside Terracotta Warriors that should not be missed. Xian City Wall also known is the most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

Xian as an ancient capital of China represents, one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Xian City Wall in Ming dynasty is a large and precise military defense system.  The remained wall is built in 1374-1378 in Ming dynasty. It is the most complete ancient wall in China and has more than 600 hundred years history. Xian City Wall is the next place you must visit during your Xian tour after Terracotta Warriors. Since the wall is intact, visitors can rent a bicycle and ride around the ancient city on the top of the wall.

Xian City Wall is an important heritage under unite protection in 1962. The government invested 10millions to build the around city park in 1983. It covers 13.7 kilometers (8.5 miles) in length with a deep moat surrounding it. Every 120 meters, there is a rampart which extends out from the main wall. All together, there are 98 ramparts on the wall, which were built to defend against the enemy climbing up the wall. Xian City Wall is also the interesting place that you should not be missed after Terracotta Warriors.

If you want to visit Xian City Wall and Terracotta Warriors in one day, we provide one day tour to those attractions. The tourists can directly search our website and online booking the tour. After visiting Terracotta Warriors and Xian City Wall the visitors will know lot better about Xian ancient history and culture.

 

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