Beyond all, Xi’an is famous for its Terracotta Warriors – a modern day archaeological discovery from 200 BC. Its constructions were lead by the ruthless Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who wished to bring along a brute force of terracotta soldiers to the afterlife.
These terracotta warriors were each made with individually unique faces (which is amazing, in my opinion) and the tomb was constructed via peasant labor (as always, poor guys). From the three pits that archaeologist have uncovered so far there are an estimated amount of 8,000 soldiers.
Outside of Pit 1 (there are three pits in total, number 1 being the most close to finished, while the other 2 are not as impressive)
As the terracotta warriors are much in construction, there were many figures that were missing heads, hands, and weapons.
Concluded our visit with a quick lunch at Dico’s (a Chinese fast-food station).