Terracotta Army Facts

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

Check-in Hours

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.

- Last modified on Mar. 20, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on How to Buy Terracotta Warriors Tickets
Asked by Tjaart from SOUTH AFRICA | Mar. 16, 2019 01:16Reply
What is the website to book a ticket to visit the Terra Cotta Warriors, and can l pay with WeChat?
I'll be on my own and do not want to join a tour group.
Answers (1)
Answered by Grayson from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 20, 2019 19:44

You can book the tickets via the official website of Terracotta Warriors. As I know, tickets can be booked as early as 30 days ahead of the visiting date. However, the booking page only has Chinese version. You can ask help for your Chinese friends. Or you can let the hotel staff book a ticket for you.
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