Visit two archeological wonders in one day. Marvel at the incredible life-sized Terracotta Army and discover the truly hidden gem Hanyang Tombs to explore emperors' strong next life belief of China's two grand ancient dynasties.
In the morning, you will be first picked up at your hotel lobby and transferred to Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. After the accidental discovery in 1974 by local farmers, the underground full-sized army has drawn the attention of world travelers for its large scale, quantity and delicate crafts work. Then President Shirac praised the Terracotta Army as the 8th World Wonder during his visit in 2007, which was widely spreaded as its title ever since. Follow your insider guide to discover the background information, observe the details of the clay figures and learn about the first unification in Chinese history by the owner the Terracotta Army, Shihuang Emperor. Enjoy your private in-depth discovery of this world wonder and your guide will also share the best shooting angles for you to take some brilliant photos of the army.
There are many choices for lunch and your guide will offer you the best advice based on your preference. Then about 1-hour drive, you will get to the Hanyangling Mausoleum. Built for the fourth emperor of Han Dynasty (202BC-263AD), the burial artifacts buried here shows the luxurious imperial life of the prosperous dynasty. The most stunning part is the small naked clay figures without arms, maids, concubines, eunuchs, servants, etc. Find out the secret with your guide. Different from Terracotta Army Mueseum, visitors could walk atop glass walkways to closely observe the details of the artifacts which is another amazing part of the museum.
Your essential discovery concludes here and sit back during the 1-hour ride back to your hotel.
1. If you depart Xi'an on the same day, flight or highspeed train should be booked after 17:30 pm.
2. If you spend one day in Xi'an as a side trip from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu or any other city, round trip flights should arrive before 10:00 am, and departure flight should be after 18:30pm.
Please contact your travel specialist to adjust the itinerary to your needs and please note there will be extra cost for airport transfer.