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Half Day Tour to Terracotta Army and Farmers’ Cave

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Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China

To beat the crowds, you will be picked up by your local guide at 7:30 a.m. After about 1 hour drive, you will arrive the most significant sight in Xian, also one of the few must-see sites in China - the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Built on the very original site of the mausoleum of Qi Shi Huang, this museum has collected all the life-size terracotta sculptures and figures that has been discovered, recreating a magnificent scene of grand Qin troops under the rule of the first ever emperor in a first unified dynasty. The army was meant to protect the emperor in his afterlife, when he considered himself continue to be the ruler. He literally made everything he own when he was alive into terracotta and even sacrificed human being to accompany him under the ground. The whole site extends about 120,000 sq meters, located at the northern foot of Lishan, east if Lintong County. Visiting this grand tomb, you will be awed by the form, exactness of each figurine and pomp and vigor of great Qin Dynasty. Besides the impressiveness, this complex also make people think. How did such a form built? How much labor would it require? Well, your guide will fill you in.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Farmers' Caves, Xi'an China

You will visit the local Farmers’ Cave home. Such dwelling form was widely popular dating back to 19th in rural places where mountains were literally everywhere. Local people came up with an idea of building houses upon the mountain. It turned out that this was a great idea as the cave is very cool in hot Summer and pretty warm in Winter. However, this kind of house is extremely dangerous especially when it comes to rainy days. Therefore this form of residence was foregone. In this short tour, you will visit a local family and see what it looks like.

Duration: 30 minutes
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