The history of the world is replete with inspiring stories, iconic events and momentous happenings that have shaped the global village we live in and continues to instil inspiration, courage or even fear as the case maybe. In different parts of the world, some of these significant historical events are remembered in monuments or landmarks that are frequented by those with a sense of adventure and a curious mind. While remains of the Inca Empire in Peru can still be witnessed by those who seek to enrich their lives with the grandeur of the past by travelling to the heart of South America, for those in Asia, the famed terracotta warriors excavated in the 20th century continue to instil shock and awe for all those who behold its scale and magnificence.
Discovered quite by accident in 1974, the Terra-cotta Army, also known as the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, is an iconic illustration of the armies that came under China’s first Emperor, namely, Qin Shi Huang. Sculptured out of terra-cotta, which has resulted in it being so named, this army is complete with horses as well as chariots, while the number of sculptured warriors is said to exceed eight thousand soldiers. Those who are unable to visit China and witness this symbol of national pride, yet wish to see them, may be in luck for a number of terra-cotta warriors are routinely displayed at well known museums across the world. So far, the British Museum in London and other museums in Toronto, San Francisco and even New South Wales have received this honour.
The Terra-cotta warriors of Xian is one iconic sight that no visitor should miss seeing when on a holiday, especially if they reside in accommodation in Xian during the course of their stay in China. While the Shaanxi Province provides for some amazing options, staying at a Xian apartment is sure to add to your convenience and comfort. In fact, Citadines Gaoxin Xi’an is one such option available to tourists, especially if they wish to visit the Antique City of Tang Dynasty, the Golden Eagle Shopping Mall or Ginwa Shopping Mall since they are all easily accessible from its location.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.