Sleeping like an emperor in China's terracotta warrior hotel

2019-01-08 02:54:00 GMT2019-01-08 10:54:00(Beijing Time) Sina English

A hotel in downtown Xi'an City, southwest China's Shaanxi Province, offers tourists a fully immersive experience of being surrounded by life-sized terracotta sculptures, making it the most popular among both Chinese and foreign guests.

The hotel is owned by Guo Zhihua, a 53-year-old Xi'an local, who has spent most of his life driving tourists to see the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qinshihuang of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.) who unified China for the first time in history.

 Guo has placed more than 200 warrior replicas in three hotel rooms, which he has named Pits No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3. The sculptures are under the beds, wash basins, in front of toilet seats and in the walls. Tiles and pillowcases are also painted with images of the stern-faced soldiers.

Despite the hotel's rising popularity, some guests have complained that they could not sleep the whole night with warriors staring them down.

CGTN

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