Seeing the Terracotta Army was the undisputed highlight of my most recent visit to China.
They were only discovered within the last 40 years when members of a local hill tribe discovered large chunks of masonry which, when examined by experts, prompted further investigation.
The incredible site comprises life sized figures of over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses modeled on the Qin Emperor’s army. Most incredibly each soldier has a different expression. Undoubtedly one of the worlds greatest historical sites.