How to Buy Terracotta Warriors Tickets
Four ways for visitors to buy Terracotta Army Tickets
1. Book a Terracotta Warriors Tour through TravelChinaGuide
This is perhaps the easiest way to get a ticket for the Terracotta Army. The advantages are obvious. You don’t need to worry about the ticket availability and can reach the site comfortably by clean vehicles. An English tour guide will be on your accompany and interpret the stories about the terracotta figures, which is of great help and brings fun to your visit.
2. Book via an online travel agency
As only 65,000 tickets are on sale per day, booking ticket through online travel agency is a nice idea if you wish to travel independently. In this way, you can book a ticket as early as possible for the intended visiting date. Upon arrival at the spot, you need to collect the paper ticket from the ticket window.
3. Book via the ticket windows at the scenic spot
Since a majority of tickets are sold online, limited tickets are available at the ticket windows. Visitors need to get to the scenic area early and be prepared for a long queue. There is possibility that you cannot get the ticket because ticket sale stops once it reaches the top limit, especially during public holidays like the golden week from October 1 to 7 and the summer vacation in July and August. When travelling in peak seasons, it’s not advised to buy Terracotta Army ticket on the spot.
4. Book through the official website of Terracotta Warriors
Tickets can be booked as early as 30 days on the official website ahead of the visiting date, but this is almost not feasible for foreign visitors. It’s because that the website is in Chinese only, a Chinese cell phone number is required for registration and the visitor's Chinese ID number needs to be put in.
Do I need to buy a Terracotta Army ticket in advance?
Visitors had better book a guided tour or ticket from a travel agency in advance of the intended travel date in order not to spoil your trip. You can make the order as early as you want.
What do I need for booking a Terracotta Army ticket?
Your passport information needs to be provided, no matter which way you choose to buy the ticket. When entering the scenic spot, take your passport for inspection.
How much does it cost to see the Terracotta Warriors?
The ticket price is CNY 120, either in peak season or slack season. Kids below 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) enjoy free entry.
What fees does the ticket cover?
It covers the entrance fee for the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Park (Lishan Garden), and the fare of the shuttle bus between the two spots, which is available from 8:30 to 18:30.
Ticket Office Opening Hours
March 16 - November 15: 8:30 - 17:00
November 16 - March 15: 8:30 - 16:30
March 16 - November 15: 8:30 - 18:00
November 16 - March 15: 8:30 - 17:30
Terracotta Warriors Travel Tips
1. Take your passport during the whole visit in case of inspection.
2. Individual visitors should better avoid visiting the Terracotta Army in the morning because tour groups always set it as the first stop for one-day itinerary.
3. Choose reliable and reputed agencies when booking Terracotta Warriors tour or tickets online.
I read that it is ok to buy at the TCW ticket booth - there are no line and never sold out. Is that correct?
I travel August 31, 2019
When you say long line in peak - how long do you think it is?