New Express Tours: Tour
Terracotta Warriors from Beijing by using the world's
fastest high-speed bullet train and save!
For over 2000 years, the archaeological
remains of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s
remained hidden from view under the surface. But since being
discovered in 1974 by a Chinese farmer, the Terracotta
Warriors have proven to be one of the greatest archeological
finds in modern history. The Terracotta Warriors have
captured the imaginations of millions around the world. In
addition to being one of the biggest tourist draws in China,
the Terracotta Warriors have been showcased at sold-out
exhibitions at the British Museum and now in Times Square,
New York City. However, to witness the Terracotta Warriors
in their full glory, coming to Xian and seeing it for
yourself is the only true way to experience them.
The Terracotta Warriors were originally built to accompany
and guard Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the afterlife. In fact,
Emperor Qin’s mound-shaped tomb is a few hundred meters away
from the Terracotta Warriors museum. The founder of the Qin
dynasty in the third century B.C., Emperor Qin was the first
Chinese ruler to unite most of China, and was the initial
builder of the Great Wall of China. Although known for a
sadistic streak, Emperor Qin is one of the great figures in
just Chinese, but world history. As ambitious as he was
during his life, his plans for the afterlife were even
grander, His tomb was forty years in the making, and to
ensure his imperial grandeur Emperor Qin commissioned the
Terracotta Warriors to protect his spirit in the afterlife.
The Terracotta Warriors are remarkably detailed. Made up of
thousands of clay statues, the Terracotta Warriors
accurately reflect an ancient Chinese army. Foot soldiers,
five-star generals, individual customized uniforms, they are
all there. In fact if you look close enough, you’ll find
that no two warriors look alike. Other types of
figures-court officials, servants, entertainers, and horses
also accompany the army.
The only way to see the true majesty of the
is to see it in person in Xian. In addition to the
main hangar housing the Terracotta Warriors, there are
smaller pits with figures and even a 360-degree theater
depicting life in the time of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Just a
1.5 hour drive from Xian, the Terracotta Warrior museum is
easily accessible. Getting to Xian itself is also very easy.
There are a multitude of overnight and high-speed trains
from every major Chinese city as well as daily flights. If
you’re in Beijing or Shanghai, you should have no problem
finding a train or plane to Xian. In addition to The
Terracotta Warrior museum, Xian is a treasure trove of
discovery. In fact, if you want a taste of old China, Xian
probably the best place to find it. Ancient city walls, the
Muslim Quarter, imperial tombs-Xian is one of the can’t-miss
places in China. With a field office there as well, Great
Wall Adventure Club has had over a decade of experience
leading tours and programs there. In addition to customizing
and leading your tour, we can also book your flight/train
tickets and accommodation.
Along with the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, the
Terracotta Warriors is probably the crown jewel of Chinese
culture. After coming all the way over here, it would be a
shame to go back without having the experience of witnessing
it first-hand. With Great Wall Adventure Club, let us show
you why Xian and the Terracotta Warriors are truly among the
cultural wonders of the world.
OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO XIAN FROM
Overnight Train from Beijing to
Xian and Back. We book soft-sleeper train tickets for you
overnight sleeper train is NOT a bullet train. It is a
regular express train. It leaves Beijing at 20:43 and
arrives in Xian at 7:58, so it is 11 hours and 15 minutes.
2. We will only place you in a private compartment for two
berths with private bathroom. These are called
available at higher price for USD135/ticket. Private
half-bath is only available in deluxe compartments. Regular
compartment has NO private bath and contains four berths.
3. There is no delay under most weather conditions. Chinese
trains are run on time perfectly.
4. Passport photocopy is required to book a ticket.
5. Advanced ticket booking is
HIGH-SPEED BULLET TRAIN
TO XIAN FROM BEIJING
Daily multiple times to transit between two big cities
within 6 hours. See more on
bullet train schedule
and see the famous Terra Cotta Warriors.