Xian

Xian, once called Chang’an, served as the capital city of 13 ancient Dynasties and the eastern starting point of “Silk Road” in China. Now, Xian, the capital of Shaanxi Province, located in northwest China, is world-famous tourist destination with over 3,000 years’ history and an impressive mass of historical heritage. Undoubtedly, the magnificent Terracotta Warriors in the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum is what Xian is most famous for.

Reputed as one of the greatest archaeological finds in the twentieth century and the eighth wonder of the world, buried at 1.5 km east of Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum, Terracotta Army or Terracotta Warriors and Horses is the funerary object of Emperor Qinshihuang (259 - 210 BC), the first Emperor of China. In ancient China, people believed in after-world, thus, Emperor Qinshihuang built the Terracotta Warriors and Horses as his underground army to protect his soul in the after-world.

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