Stumbled upon by a group of farmers attempting to dig a well in the 1970's, the Qin Terracotta Army is a collection of nearly two thousand life-sized, sculpted soldiers, merchants, horses, chariots, and other figures of Chinese life from the 3rd century BC. Found just east of Xi'an in the Lintong District near the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first Chinese emperor, these warriors and other peoples were created from clay to serve as a kingdom for the emperor to rule over in the afterlife. An amazing cultural display, every sculpture was created uniquely by artists of the time and were put into three underground pits. Currently, these sculptures and the connected museum are part of an inclusive tourist attraction called Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Park, where you'll also have access to the emperor's tomb. Check the included website for updated fees, tours, and other important information.