Xian Tourism & Travel Guide

4 Days
Xian & Mt Huasahan

   Mt Huashan was a result of my search for best natural places to visit; the time i...

Anand
12 Days
China Travel | Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square & Train to Xian | Beijing | Vacation Episode - 5/12

Episode - 5 Forbidden City is the Imperial palace in BeijingThe complex is truly majestic ...

Nomad Sam
12 Days
China Travel | Terracotta Army, City Wall & Flight to Shanghai | X'ian | Vacation Episode - 6/12

Episode - 6 On our way from Beijing to Shanghai, we decided to make a stop over at ancient ...

Nomad Sam
7 Days
#SwipeRightToTravel: Luxing to China 

I was in China as a traveler for a week in July 2015. I visited Beijing, Xian and Shanghai during...

raina.sahil
3 Days
The city of terracotta warriors

Few weeks back I visited Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi province in China. Xi'an is one of the old...

paromita
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Vagabonding through Central China

Central China is, for someone living in the concrete jigsaw that is Shanghai, a revelation. From ...

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About Xian

I loved Xian. I had always wanted to see the Terracotta soldiers and I was finally there. The visual highlight was pitted 1. Nonetheless, the actual story behind the Terracotta warriors was even more intriguing. Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of China, had an army of life-size warriors fabricated to battle with him in the afterlife. These artifacts, produced around 210 BC, were not discovered until 1974; local peasants who were searching for a new well site accidentally unearthed the archaeological site. The terracotta warriors varied in height depending on rank, generals being the tallest. Since the excavations had commenced, warriors, chariots, and horses had been uncovered. The estimated quantity of warriors in the three pits amounts to eight thousand soldiers, one hundred and thirty chariots, and five hundred and twenty horses. Inconceivably, the majority of these estimates still lay below ground. In fact, Pit 1 was impressive because of the massive quantity of warriors that had already been uncovered. Pit 3, in contrast, was relatively small. Pit 2, although massive in size, was only excavated in one small section. Only in Pit 1 were hundreds of terracotta warriors visually lined up and prepared for battle. Apart from this we also visited, the Emperor Jindi’s tomb and museum. The excavations have been glossed over so you can WALK above the items left in the ground. In his tomb, all things are 1/3 size. I loved the layers of pigs, sheep, dogs and goats. We also walked on the wide intact city walls and enjoyed the Big Wild Goose Pagoda with its free water and light show.

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