A 2,000 year-old army and light shows: Shaanxi is where the past and present meet
The world-famous Terracotta Army was constructed to accompany the tomb of China's first emperor as an afterlife guard. The site houses thousands of detailed life-size terracotta soldier models to represent the guard troops of the first emperor Qin Shi Huang. They were moulded in parts, fired, assembled and painted. The museum consists of three vaults and an exhibition hall, and the best views are from the front of the vault around the corners.