Explore Xi'an with Elegant Resorts
Situated west of Beijing, in the southern province of Shaanxi, is the industrial town of Xi’an. In 1974, a local man (whilst digging a well) accidently unearthed an underground army of over ten-thousand terracotta clay warriors. Although the story differs dramatically between the older locals (all adamant it was they who discovered the huge tomb), the life-size figures remain a hugely popular tourist attraction. Set within three enormous pits, it is the sheer magnitude of the project that displays such an impressive feat of ingenuity, each carefully individually crafted warrior reflecting great discipline and craftsmanship.