Sights

  • Obviously the main attraction to Xi’an is the Terracotta Warrior Museum (located outside of the city).

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Entrance into the museum is 150RMB/ AU$30 and you can catch two buses (603 and 306) to get there and takes over an hour, possibly more depending on traffic.

Our hostel offered a tour which included breakfast in the morning, mini bus transfers to and from, a tour guide and the entrance fee to the museum. We paid 270RMB/ AU$55 for the whole day (8am-5.30pm) and felt it was worth the money.

Our best tip for the Terracotta Cotta Warriors would be to see the pits in this order – 2-3-1 (rather that 1-2-3) Pits 2 and 3 are much smaller and less excavated than pit 1, which has the largest collection of warriors. Save the best till last we say!

Of course this is just our opinion. We did meet people along they way that said they saw them in the 1-2-3 order and said that seeing pit 1 first was memorising.

  • The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is also worth a visit, especially at night time for the light and water show. The show is on every night at 8.30-9.30pm and is free and open to everyone.IMG_6281
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