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Independent Tour of Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum

Destinations: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum

Following this day trip to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, you will get a glimpse into the first united empire in ancient China. When you come to face to face with the terracotta army, you will discover how extravagant and powerful the first Emperor Qin Shihuang was, more than 2,200 years ago.
Color-painted pottery soldier
The famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum is located in Lintong district, about one hour's drive from Xian city center. How to visit Terracotta Army from Xian? There are two direct buses from the city center to the museum. One is bus No. 307 departing from the south gate of the Tang Paradise. The other is tourist bus No. 5 (306), departing from the east square of Xian railway station. To have best part of the day touring in Xian, you could arrange your train travel to arrive at Xian railway station in the early morning. Take bus No. 5 (306) directly after you exit the railway station. There are also many minibuses in the square which travel to Lintong, but they are not well maintained and operated. Tourist bus No. 5 (306) is a large grey green bus operated by the state-run bus company. The buses are clean and comfortable with air-condition; their drivers and conductors wear blue-black uniforms.

Tourist bus No. 5 (306) runs from the railway station to the museum at intervals of 15 minutes, between 07:00 and 19:00. There are several stops including the Lishan Mountain Cable Car Station, Huaqing Hot Spring, and finally the museum. It takes about one 70 minutes and costs CNY7 per person to get to the museum from the railway station.
Terracotta Warriors
The bus terminates at the parking lot of the museum, and you can easily find the ticket office. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the ticket office to the entrance of the museum; a battery powered cart at a cost of CNY5 per person is also available. The entrance fee for the museum is CNY150 in peak season and CNY120 in low season. As the historical background of the terracotta army is a little complicated, it is suggested that visitors hire a guide to show them around and to deliver a detailed explanation.

The museum covers 16,300 square meters in three sections, Pit No.1, Pit No.2 and Pit No.3. After going through the entrance, you will face Pit No.1. It is the largest and the first pit excavated. Thousands of pottery soldiers and chariots are arrayed in the pit. Pit No. 2 is just to the east of Pit No.1, and Pit No. 3 is to the north of Pit No. 2. After visiting the three pits, the Exhibition Hall should not be missed. There, the exquisite Bronze Chariot and Horses are on show. To the south of Pit No. 1, you will find the cinema with a 360º screen. There, a movie played in a continuous loop, introduces the history of the Qin Dynasty, the manufacturing procedure of the pottery soldiers, their subsequent damage, and discovery, repair and exhibition.
Excavation site
Two to three hours are recommended for visiting Terracotta Army. There are many restaurants outside the museum, but most are tourist restaurants with low service and food quality. For westerners, the fast-food restaurants like KFC and Subway are better choices.

Since 2010, the ticket price for the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum includes entrance to the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, 1.5 kilometers away. If you are interested in it, you can have a look at this mausoleum of China's first emperor after visiting Terracotta Army. There are free shuttle buses traveling between these two sites. The mausoleum park is very large, so most visitors choose to take the battery carts at fare of CNY8 per person to travel around the park.
After your visit the mausoleum, take the shuttle bus back to the entrance of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Return to the parking lot and take the tourist bus No. 5 (306) or bus No. 307 back to the city. Please remember the last buses back to Xian depart from the Terracotta Warrior and Horses Museum at 19:00.
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Sherri from USA | Oct. 26, 2018 17:43Reply
Travel front shanghai
What is the best way to get there from Shanghai?
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Answered by Alan | Oct. 28, 2018 23:56
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Terracotta Warriors is located near Xian. From Shanghai to Xi'an, you can take either high speed train or flight. However, since there is no direct bus from the Xi'an Xianyang International Airport to the Terracotta Warriors, you will need to take airport shuttle to Xi'an Railway Station first (an hour), and then take tourist bus line 5 (306) to the museum in another one hour.

If you take a high speed train, you may take the free shuttle bus from North Railway station to the museum directly. The bus ride takes around an hour. By the way, to take the free shuttle bus, you will need to buy the ticket of the museum at the railway station in exchange for a free ride to the scenic spot. The bus leaves every hour from 8 am to 4 pm. Hope it helps.
Asked by garry kerr from AUSTRALIA | May. 10, 2018 03:02Reply
how do i get to theTerracotta warriors from Zhengzhou
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Answered by Carol | May. 10, 2018 03:22
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Firstly, you should get to Xi'an by an ordinary train or a high-speed train.

If you take an ordinary train from Zhengzhou to Xi'an, you will arrive at Xi'an Railway Station. Then you can walk to East Square with about 200 meters (656 ft) and take tourist bus line 5 (306) to get to the Terracotta Warriors.

If you go to Xi'an by a high-speed train, you will arrive at Xi'an North Railway Station. From there, you can take a free shuttle bus which runs between Xi'an North and the museum.
Asked by Mae Cases from PHILIPPINES | May. 07, 2018 09:37Reply
how to get to terracotta from beijing?
we will travel by train from beijing. what station do we stop? once we are in Xian please give us the detail which bus to ride, where to ride to get to xian. thank you very much.
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Answered by Emily | May. 07, 2018 19:29
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If you take an overnight train from Beijing to Xi'an, you will arrive at Xi'an Railway Station. Then you can walk to East Square with about 200 meters (656 ft) and take tourist bus line 5 (306) to get to the Terracotta Warriors.

If you go to Xi'an by a high-speed train, you will arrive at Xi'an North Railway Station. From there, you can take a free shuttle bus which runs between Xi'an North and the museum.
Asked by Stefano Polastri from ITALY | Apr. 28, 2018 03:21Reply
From xi'an airport to Terracotta warrior
Hi,
Tomorrow i have 15 hours of time to go from airport to terracotta warrior, please can you give me info if:

- have shuttle bus from airport
- the addres in chinese of terracotta warrior to show to taxi driver if not available shuttle bus.



Thanks a lot
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Answered by Lily | Apr. 28, 2018 03:41
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There is no non-stop shuttle bus from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport to Terracotta Warriors. It is suggested that you take airport shuttle to Xian Railway Station first and then take tourist bus line 5 (306) to the museum. The whole ride takes around two hours.

If you take a taxi directly, the fare is about CNY200 and the ride takes 70 minutes. The Chinese name of Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses is 秦始皇兵马俑博物馆. You can show this name to the taxi driver. Have a good trip!
Asked by Janet from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 13, 2018 10:53Reply
Taxi from Terracotta Army to Hanyanling
Are there taxis available at the Terracotta Army site? We would want to travel on to Hanyanling Mausoleum. (Tomb of Jingdi)
Thanks
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Answered by Amy | Apr. 17, 2018 01:26
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There are taxis at the outside of Terracotta Army Museum but you are advised to take the licensed taxi who go by the meter. For your reference, the taxi fare is about CNY150 per cab.
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