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See Amazing China Gigantic Army of Terracotta Warriors

One of the highlights of my Viking River Cruise was a stop in Xi’an, China to visit the famous Army of Terracotta Warriors. For an awe, inspiring experience, follow me on a journey along the wrap around theater and look down in the trench. See an amazing site of the uncovered Terracotta Warriors. Through some research on Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet and other sites, let us look into some history of China.

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History – Terracotta Warriors

China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang more than two millennia ago,  died and his tomb was left undisturbed.  Furthermore, to accompany him during his eternal rest, are buried a life-size clay army.  The Army poised for battle to guard him to the afterlife.

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Look at all these life size Terracotta soldiers! So fascinating…

Founded In 1974 by peasants drilling maybe an undercover vault or drilling for water the Army of Terracotta Warriors. The peasants found thousands of Terracotta Soldiers and Horses poised in battle formation. The peasants notified Chinese government.

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A close up of the warriors. Notice how gray they are lacking their brightly colored clothes.
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A close up of one of the life size soldiers.

Warriors – Terracotta Warriors

The archaeologist arrived to discover the Army of Terracotta Warriors in the trenches which are now mostly the color gray. In addition try to catch an occasional glimpse of what was brightly colored clothes.  Archaeologist are still preserving the warriors along with more mounds to excavate. Some say no two soldiers’ faces are alike which makes viewing all the warriors more fascinating.

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Archeologist and students restoring the warriors.
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More mounds to excavate. How exciting!

Museum – Terracotta Warriors

The greatest find, Bronze Chariots, and Horses were found 66 feet or 20 meters from the tomb of Qin Shi Huang.  These finds, along with weaponry are displayed in the museum.  Make sure to spend enough time in the Museum to be amazed. Do not forget to stop in the Gift Shop for Jade and Jewelry. Also, do not forget to buy your life-size warriors or like me,  a pair of table top Jade Warriors.

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Amazing Bronze Chariot and Horses in the Museum

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Address – Terracotta Warriors

Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi’an, China 710600
Hours: 8:00 – 5:00 pm. Times may vary.

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See how vast these life size soldiers are in the wrap around theatre.
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A life size warrior behind protection.
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A Warrior behind protection.

Other

Open up a whole new world and try a Viking River Cruise.  The China River Cruise has shown me it is okay to find another way of travel.  The educational information given by the local guides at all our stops was fascinating.

Check for more of my China and Viking River Cruise adventures. Finally visit me at 1AdventureTraveler. This expat traveler also likes to visit Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Hanoi and many other adventurous places.  *Links are in green.

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Life size Bronze Terracotta Horses and Carriage.

Tips for Travelers – Terracotta Warriors

  • No Flash on cameras for photography shots
  • No use of tripods of your camera
  • Plan approximately 3 hours to view
  • Plan ahead and book a tour for the Terracotta Warriors (China Travel Guide and others)
  • Research information on China Highlights

→ Have you seen The Army of the Terracotta Warriors?  What did you find fascinating on seeing the warriors?  Please leave your comment below. 


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