From international Shanghai and the pandas of Chengdu to the imperial highlights of Beijing and all the dramatic landscapes in between, relish the historical, cultural and natural delights of China on this comprehensive trip.
Combining the contrasting urban splendour of Shanghai, Beijing and Xian with the majestic sights of the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and extraordinary landscapes of the Li River, this tour showcases China’s most glorious highlights.
China is a land of many wonders – ancient and modern, natural and man-made. This hugely popular tour is a comprehensive journey through China’s most iconic sights from the magnificent Great Wall to the mighty Yangtze River.
Emperor Qin spent his life searching for a way to make himself immortal, including taking mercury tablets which eventually killed him
It is estimated that there are about 8,000 warriors in total – many haven’t been excavated yet
The average height of the soldiers is 5 foot 8 inches – some are as tall as 6 foot 7 inches
It took more than 700,000 labourers to construct the warriors and necropolis complex
More recent digs have uncovered terracotta acrobats and musicians
The Terracotta Warriors were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987
The construction of the complex began in the year that Emperor Qin came to power, at the age of 13
The fact that the terracotta horses are saddled shows that saddles were around before 210BC
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