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...
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. It is a type of funerary art which was buried with the emperor in the years 210–209 BCE to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
The figures, dating back about the late third century BCE, were discovered by local farmers in Lintong County outside Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, in 1974. They differ in positions and height, based on importance of the person they represent, highest being the generals. The figures include soldiers, horses and chariots.
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Renaissance Xi’an Hotel has a garden, a terrace and a shared lounge. The property is set 3.6 km from Big Wild Goose Pagoda, 8 km from Drum Tower and 9 km from Muslim Street. Situated in Xi’an, Renaissance Xi’an Hotel...
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...
Travel info about Xi'an and China
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 …
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Interesting facts about Terracotta Warriors
Here are some interesting facts about this amazing attraction:
- There are 8,000 statues and each has different face expression.
- Terracotta Warriors was praised as Eighth Wonder of the world and and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
- The statues were painted in vivid colors, but since they were excavated, color faded.