The Terracotta Warriors are not just Xian’s premier site, but one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. 

Standing Guard

The Terracotta Warriors are over two thousand years old and were buried along with the first emperor of China to accompany him in the afterlife. There are around six thousand life-sized figures standing guard over him in three separate pits with the largest being the size of two football fields. 

Unique Features

Their discovery in 1974 was entirely fortuitous, as peasants were drilling for a well but it provides some of the greatest insights into the world of Ancient China. The warriors were found in battle formation and have unique features which define their rank in the army and where no two faces are the same. 

Highlights

  • 6,000 life-size figurines
  • Archaeological site
  • Bronze Chariots and Horses
  • Museum