Delve into the history of ancient Terracotta Army at XI’AN, the starting point of the famed Silk Road.
Home to the majestic funerary art of the Terracotta Army, the province of Xi’an in China offers a rich historical experience, with origins dating as far back as 500,000 years ago with the discovery of the prehistoric Lantian Man, in Lantian County. The historical province also witnessed the birth of an ancient network of trade routes, the Silk Road that stretches all the way to Africa and India. Three days and two nights may not be enough to fully explore this city, but here are a few must-see spots if you do pay a visit!
Start your journey at Xi’an city centre, which is an hour and a half’s drive away from Xianyang International Airport. You’ll find the stately Xi’an Bell Tower here, which is famously known for its distinctive Ming Dynasty architecture and green roof tiles. Its sister Drum Tower sits to the west, is just a 10-minute walk away. In the olden days, the bell would be rung at dawn while the drums would be beaten at dusk every day. As the Drum Tower is adjacent to the Muslim Quarters, do explore the unique neighbourhood and sample delicious Shaanxi snacks.
International flights by AirAsia X from the second terminal of KL International Airport, klia2 will bring you to Xianyang International Airport. Once at Xianyang International Airport, you are only half an hour away from the Xi’an city centre so be sure to begin your exploration as soon as you get there.