NEW YORK -- Shangri-La's Golden Flower Hotel, located in Xian,
China, is offering a weekend accommodations and tour package to see
the area's famed terra-cotta warriors excavation.
The package costs $168 for single accommodations and $188 for a
The package includes deluxe accommodations for any two
consecutive nights starting on Friday, Saturday or Sunday; daily
American breakfast; round-
trip airport transfers; a half-day guided tour to see the
terra-cotta warriors and horses excavation, the Banpo Museum and
the Hua Qing Hot Springs and the use of the hotel's health
The awe-inspiring terra-cotta warriors excavation is located
about 30 minutes from the hotel and contains a 2,180-year-old terra
cotta army of 8,000 soldiers posted to guard the tomb of Emperor
It is believed that the emperor, who unified China and governed
during the completion of the Great Wall 2,200 years ago, made an
edict to bury the clay soldiers in order to outlaw the live burial
of slaves that was fashionable before his rule.
The 3,000-year-old city of Xian is known as the ancient capital
of China and served as the home of 11 dynasties for more than 1,000
years. The city also is the start of the Silk Road trading route
that stretched across Central Asia.
This route allowed for contact and, over time, a blending of
European and Asian cultures and religions.
The ornate Hua Qing Hot Springs are located at the foot of
nearby Lishan Mountain and have been used as royal pools for some
2,800 years. The Banpo Museum documents the history and cultural
artifacts of the Banpo neolithic people who lived in the fertile
There are many other famous sights in Xian. For example, there
is the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is the symbol of the city.
There are also scores of burial mounds for "out-going"
And one shouldn't miss the ancient rectangular city wall that
stretches for more than seven miles, is 40 feet tall and measures
nearly 60 feet wide at the widest points of its base.
Golden Flower Hotel
Phone: (800) 942-5050.