Terracotta Warriors and Horses-Lishan Mountain
We finally chose to go to Lintong to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses and Lishan Mountain, and we decided to go there by hiring an exclusive car to save our time.
If you also want to go there and are planning a self-driving travel, please bear in mind that one section of the expressway to Lintong is being repaired and you need to pick another route to arrive there. So remember to check the route in advance.
Our first stop was the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
The construction of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses was started in 246 BC, and was completed in 208 BC. There are about 8,000 pieces of pottery figurines and horses, which have the same sizes as the real people and real horses and which look extremely vivid. What’s more, the pottery figurines have variety of images: the chariots, cavalries, infantries, and other senior generals. How wonderful it is! It is no wonder that the Terracotta Warriors and Horses is known as the eighth wonder of the world.
There are several venues within the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. If you don’t want to miss any one of them, please take care of your tickets, since you are not permitted to enter any of them unless you show your tickets.
If you want to save more time and physical strength, you can take the sightseeing car, which can help you save about 15 minutes.
Different people spend different time in visiting it, depending on people’s interest and energy. The whole travel within it took us about 2 hours. If you are interested in the Qin Dynasty and want to have a better understanding about it, you’d better rent an electronic device or hire a guide, which is not very expensive.
After visiting all the scenic spots in the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, we had lunch in Lintong. The food is not only tasty but also reasonable in price.
Our second stop was Lishan Mountain.
Lishan Mountain, whose highest elevation is about 1256 meters, is one of the branches of Qinling Mountains and looks like a horse. Since 3000 years ago, it has already become a famous place, and since then on, it has attracted generations of visitors to come here.
You can climb Lishan Mountain by the cableway and then go downhill on foot. The route where the cableway passes is the upper section of the mountain, and after passing through more than 2000 steps, it will reach the commanding height-the beacon tower (the purpose is to give signal by making smoke in the daytime or fire at night in case of emergency in ancient times).
On the Lishan Mountain, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Lintong area.