Day 10: Xi'an: Terracotta Warriors - Flight to Chengdu
You have to pass the central ticket offices of the station and right next to it you can see a parking lot full of buses. There you will see some blue and other green (more than buses are minibuses) in which they put Xi 'an - Terracotta Warriors. Well, as you are thinking, these are the ones that will take you to the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an.
After asking a police officer and receiving an unconvinced response, we just see one with this signal that starts to move, so we take a run and after confirming that it is the right one, we pay 8RMB per person and we ride.
It is 7:30 in the morning when we are leaving Xi'an station on the way to its famous Terracotta Warriors.
Another good option to learn more about the history of Xian warriors is to book a guided tour in Spanish or this one that includes a tour of the city of Xian.
As a comment we will say that despite what you might think, being this, like the rest of the visits we are doing on this trip to China, which are the most tourist and therefore we should meet many tourists, we have to say that In the whole trip we will not have crossed with no more than 10 tourists. Including places like Terracotta warriors, where for example, on the bus we are the only Westerners. The large percentage of China's tourism is local and it shows.
Two kilometers from the Terracotta Warriors are the Huáqing Springs, where you can stop if you want on this same bus. On this occasion we have missed the visit, for lack of time, although we have read that if you have time, it is worth making a stop.
It also goes through the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang, another of the stops that if we had had more time, we would have valued.
We arrive at 8:30 in the morning to the enclave where the ships of the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an, just an hour after our departure and we go straight to the ticket office to get our tickets.
We pay 150RMB per person, the expired student card does not pass here, if it had not been 75RMB per person and we travel the meters that take us to the three graves where the Terracotta warriors More the museum. There are also electric carts in case you do not want to walk the road, but the truth is that being only about 10 minutes, it is not worth waiting for them to fill up. You can book here the ticket without queues in advance.
The first thing we do is enter the Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Museum, where we have a unique vision of some of the weapons found next to the Terracotta warriors and two bronze cars with their horses, found 20 meters west of the tomb of Qin Shi Huang.
After the visit to the museum, we first enter the pit 2, although the recommendations are to start with the 3, the smallest of the three and we find a pit in which it is perfectly intuited how everything was found.