‘Terracotta warriors’ is the name used for an army of soldiers that has been found standing in a formation inside the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. These warriors are not real human beings but statues made of terracotta, a type of clay that was used in ancient times. The discovery of an army of warriors standing to protect the emperor in his afterlife has become a source of big curiosity for tourists from all parts of the world. The site where these statues stand is situated in Xian Province of China. It is close to Beijing, the capital of China. This is the reason why it has become easy for the tourists to visit the site and be back in Beijing the same day. Terracotta warriors one day tour from Beijing are so comfortable that tourists get picked from their hotel rooms and taken through a flight to Xian to see these wonderful army of soldiers.
Xian is one Chinese province that served as a capital for 12 ancient dynasties. It has many attractions for western tourists but none of them is as popular terracotta warriors that have been visited by national leaders of no less than 200 countries since their discovery in 1974. Thousands of visitors from different parts of the world come to Beijing every day. Of course these tourists are desirous to see the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City of Beijing. But many of these are interested in paying a visit to Xian to get a glimpse of the amazing terracotta warriors. Sensing the craze among these tourists to see terracotta army, many companies have started one day tours from Beijing to Xian and back that include flights, sightseeing in Xian, and lunch in good quality restaurants.
The terracotta army in Xian is the largest underground military museum of the world. It contains not just life size statues of warriors but also chariots and horses. This is not all as there are real life weapons like swords and axes plated with chromium found in the pits. This clearly proves that the Emperor was desperate to have protection for himself in his afterlife. He ordered nearly 700000 sculptors to prepare replicas of real soldiers. This is the reason why every statue of warrior in Xian has unique facial features and facial expressions.
Book your one day tour to Xian from Beijing to see this wonderful terracotta army.