The Banpo Museum

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Xi'an: Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Museum Coach Tour

1. Xi'an: Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Museum Coach Tour

Enjoy a combined full-day coach tour to see the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Xi’an, and learn about Chinese history at the Banpo Museum. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, get collected from your downtown city center hotel for the drive east. Make the first stop at the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of the Qin dynasty. Discover how when he ascended to the throne at the tender age of 13, he ordered 720,000 conscript laborers to build him a royal tomb. It took about 38 years to finish and was so magnificent that it set a precedent for future feudal rulers. Little compares to his army of Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Wander the gallery to marvel at some 8,000 life-size sculptures of men and horses of the Emperor’s funerary art. Amazingly, each one has unique features. One of the most significant archeological finds of the 20th century, once you’ve got your breath back, you can buy your own imitation warrior at the gift shop. Next, immerse yourself in Chinese history at the Banpo Museum and see artifacts excavated from the prehistoric Banpo village. Built at the base of the archaeological site, the museum also features several reconstructed houses designed to resemble the Neolithic settlement. Alternatively, if you would like to visit only the Terracotta Warriors, please select the correct option upon check out; for this option, you will be transferred back to the pickup place after the visit to the Terracotta Warriors and lunch.

Xi'an: Skip-The-Line Terracotta Warriors Private Day Tour

2. Xi'an: Skip-The-Line Terracotta Warriors Private Day Tour

This private customizable day tour will take you to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and two of the following highlights of Xian according to your personal interests: The Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, Banpo Museum, Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The Great Mosque or the Muslim Street. Start with a pickup from your downtown Xi'an hotel lobby and a one-hour drive onboard a private vehicle. Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Marvel at the massive life-sized terracotta warriors and horses troops. Experience the wonder of these ancient artifacts and gain a deep understanding of the First Emperor’s vision for his afterlife and his unification of China. Afterward, visit two of the following recommended sites. If you cannot decide on what to see, then the Xian City Wall and the Muslim Streets will be the default. At the end of the tour, get a transfer back to your downtown Xi'an hotel.

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What people are saying about The Banpo Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 14 reviews

We enjoyed our tour to the terra-cotta warriors. We left gifts we had bought on the tour on the bus and they very helpfully dropped the gifts back to the hotel for us later on.

Outstanding tour, Nobel is a great guy!

Unforgettable experience, great food, Nobel made us feel at home in Xi’Am, Terra-cotta warriors is a masterpiece of ancient civilisation that you must see at least once

Absolutely fantastic tour and would advise any travellers to take. Our guide Chelsea was very knowledgeable and attentive throughout the day. Many thanks Ray

Amazing Excursion

Wonderful experience, the sights were awesome!!! Tour Guide was Tim and his English was great and was super organized!!!

excellent guide and well organized

The operating company was well organized, and the guide was knowledge.