Join the 1-day Xi’an Tour to visit Terracotta Making Factory, Terracotta Warriors and Horses and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. On this exclusive 8.5-hour Terracotta Warriors, City Wall, and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda tour, experience three of Xi’an‘s must-see attractions. See thousands of clay warriors carved for China’s first emperor in the 3rd century BC at the UNESCO-listed Terracotta Army Museum.
Then, before touring Xi’an’s City Wall, which is the best-preserved of its kind in China, view the 7th-century Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. Lunch is included, as are entrance fees, private transportation, and the services of an art historian guide.
- Terracotta Making Factory
- Terracotta Warriors and Horses
- Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
- Cien Temple
After your guide has picked up the airport, we will visit the Terracotta factory to learn how these fascinating statues have been made.
Then you’ll discover the original 2000 year-old Terracotta Warriors and Horses. The museum contains Pit 1, 2, 3 and the bronze carts and horses of the Terracotta Warriors.
We’ll have lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Xi’an, visiting the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda (Admission not included) and Cien Temple.
And we’re going to drop you off at the airport.
Meet your experienced art historian guide at your Xi’an hotel and travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which houses one of the world’s biggest archaeological findings. When you arrive, go inside and have a tour of the excavation pits, where thousands of life-size clay warriors have been uncovered since 1974.
Admire the UNESCO-listed army and discover how it was interred in the 3rd century BC alongside China’s first emperor, Qing Shi Huang. Visit the exhibition hall to see riches discovered in the emperor’s mausoleum, and the theater to see a film on how the soldiers were created almost 2,000 years ago. Learn about Qin Shi Huang and how the individual warriors were built and painted in the beginning.
Then peruse the stores for gifts such as imitation warrior and horse statues and other trinkets (own expense). After that, stop for lunch at a local eatery before heading back to central Xi’an to see the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, another of the city’s prominent attractions.
This ornate pagoda, located in the Da Cien Temple, was built in 652 by Tang Emperor Gaozong. As your guide describes how the square-shaped, multi-tiered structure was created to contain precious Buddhist scriptures brought from India by monk Xuan Zang, marvel at the square-shaped, multi-tiered structure. Continue on to China’s best-preserved and most comprehensive city wall, Xi’an’s City Wall.
This huge wall, which dates from the early Ming era, encircles Xian’s historic town for 8.6 miles (14 kilometers). Take a stroll along the battlements, taking in the panoramic city views and seeing some of the huge structure’s 98 ramparts, which are spaced 393 feet (120 meters) apart to prevent adversaries from scaling it. Following your visit to the wall, your tour concludes with a drop-off at your accommodation.
The famed Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum is the first destination in the morning. In addition to viewing the pits and the exhibition hall, tourists can also visit the Circamara Theater, where they can ‘journey’ back in time. You’ll learn a lot about Emperor Qin Shihuang’s history, as well as the discovery, maintenance, and protection of the Terracotta Warriors. A nearby shopping complex also sells replicas of the warriors, horses, and chariots as souvenirs.
Top attractions in Xi'an
Here are some top attractions in Xi’an you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Xi’an worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
Terracotta Warriors is the unique attraction, located in the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum site Museum in Xi'an, China. Also known as the Terracotta Army, these series of terracotta statues portraying the armies of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, or Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is a South Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, Buddhist pagoda. During the Tang dynasty it was built in 652 and originally had five storeys. During Empress Wu Zetian's reign, the building was reconstructed...
Marking the geographic center of the ancient capital Xian and lasting for more than 600 years, Bell Tower of Xi'an is the iconic building used to announce the time. Today it is a museum with cultural relics and traditional artworks,...
Xi'an and China travel guides
Xi’an is a large city in central China and capital of Shaanxi Province. It is over 2000 year old and it was a capital of many Chinese Empires and the seat of even more Emperors. China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was buried in outskirts of Xi’an, together with the army of thousands of terracotta warriors, world famous life size...
China travel guide: 14 things you need to know. Visit China, a country with ancient history and civilization dating all the way back to 21st century BCE. Traces of ancient civilizations are present and well preserved in almost every corner...
Top hotels in Xi'an
Xi’an has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
Elegant five-star hotel “Xi'an OKL Hotel” is situated in Xi'an. It boasts a convenient location within 5 km from the city center.Hotel features Please note that the entire hotel is smoke-free.
With a stay at Hilton Xian, you'll be centrally located in Xi'an, within a 15-minute drive of Xi'an Bell Tower and Xingqing Lake. This 5-star hotel is 4 mi (6.4 km) from Drum Tower and 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from...
Ideally located in the prime touristic area of City Center, Grand Mercure Xian on Renmin Square promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers....
With a stay at Somerset Aparthotel Xindicheng Xi’an in Xi’an, you’ll be within a 15-minute drive of Drum Tower and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. This 4.5-star hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Xi’an Bell Tower and 0.7 mi (1.2...
Xi’an Tang-Paradise Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Xian. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the...
With a stay at Merlinhod Hotel Xi’an, you’ll be centrally located in Xi’an, within a 15-minute drive of Xi’an Bell Tower and Drum Tower. This 4.5-star hotel is 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from Giant Wild Goose Pagoda and 0.2 mi...
Cheap flights calendar and hotels discounts for Xi'an
The peak season for flights to Xian is January, August and September. The low season for purchasing tickets is April, May and June.
Xian is served by Xianyang International Airport. Direct flights to Xian are offered by 46 airlines. Most flights are with China Eastern Airlines. Direct flights from Xian, United States are airlines: Hainan Airlines from Los Angeles.
Xi'an and China attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Xi’an and in China.