Terracotta Army Facts

Terracotta Army Pictures

Enjoying the reputation as the 'eighth wonder of the world', the Terracotta Army Museum is actually a huge underground military museum, located about 1,500 meters (1,640 yards) east of Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum. The museum is mainly made up of three pits displaying thousands of terracotta warriors and horses, and an exhibition hall exhibiting two chariots and some unearthed Qin Dynasty cultural relics. Detailed information about Terracotta Amy Travel Guide 

 Recommended Itineraries: 1-Day Xian Terracotta Warriors Bus Tour4 Days Xian Tour Package

Pit 1 (63)
Pit 1 is the largest of the three excavated pits. Covering an area of 14,260 square meters, the pit contains the vanguard, the main body, the flank and the rearguard.
Pit 2 (35)
Pit 2 is the grandest of the three pits. In this pit, there is a large L-shaped combat formation composed of chariot soldiers, foot soldiers and a troop of cavalry. It is the backbone of the battle array.
Pit 3 (22)

Pit 3 is the smallest pit and also a component of Pit 1 and Pit 2. From the layout, it was probably the headquarters or the command center for the military groups in the other two pits.

The artisans in Qin Dynasty elaborately painted the terracotta warriors, horses and chariots with rich colors after they were molded and baked. However, the colorful paint peeled off immediately when exposed to air.

The Kneeling Archers warriors are quite unique. They were in a kneeling position in the pit. The artisans in Qin Dynasty designed these soldier figures strikingly true to life.

The two bronze chariots and horses are considered to be the earliest, largest and best-preserved bronze chariots and horses in the history of Chinese archaeology.

Besides the exquisite clay  Warriors and Horses, visitors can also appreciate many coins in the Terracotta Army Museum.

The cultural relics in the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang are indeed numerous and varied. 
 Terra-cotta Warriors                  Tiles and Construction Materials 
 Life Appliance                           Qin Weapons                         
 Other Cultural Relics

Visitors can see two precious sets of bronze chariots in this hall as well as other valuable exhibits excavated from the Mausoleum of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

In the Site Park, the newly discovered pit K9901, grave mound of the emperor and some pottery figures are exhibited.
Questions & Answers on Terracotta Army Pictures
Asked by sam from GEORGIA | Mar. 03, 2014 16:03Reply
is it cool at the city xi'an or not
Answers (3)
Answered by Nick from USA | Mar. 03, 2014 20:20
1116Reply


It's a bit cold. The temperature is from 4 to 14℃. You can wear windcoat, jacket, suits and thin sweater. If possible, you might bring a mask for the sake of your health. You should be careful with the smog.
Answered by sam from USA | Mar. 13, 2014 18:03
228Reply


It is very cool at the city xi'an because you get to see alot of tera cotta warriors and they have very good food there so you should go there #xian #cool place
Answered by Linda from MALAYSIA | Mar. 13, 2014 20:50
1113Reply


Hi, Nick. Sam means cool not cold. Anyway, that is a cool city and I have visited for three times!
Asked by HuiLan from SINGAPORE | Oct. 30, 2013 01:39Reply
where can you find the terracotta warriors at?(pls not in the museum.)
Answers (1)
Answered by Jason from USA | Nov. 01, 2013 02:28
1111Reply


Do you mean that u want replicas? If so, there are many stores out of the museum for your choice. Or at Xian Railway Station, it is easy to buy one or some. If you wanna buy online, this link may help:
https://www.travelchinaguide.com/shopping/terra_cotta_army/productlist.htm
Asked by Marion Handscomb from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 10, 2013 03:59Reply
What is the cost of entry to the Terracotta Warriors per adult?
Can I get there and back by public transport and how long will it take? Also, can you advise which bus/train I would need to take from Xian airport to the hoard Johnson
ginwa Plaza Hotel? What would the price of a car transfer for 2 people be? Many thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Uranda from PHIL | Sep. 12, 2013 20:12
78Reply


Admission fare:
CNY150 per adult from March 1st to end of Nov.
CNY120 from Dec. 1st to the end of next Feb.

It is best to take airport shuttle bus Railway Station line to Xian Railway Station, where you can take bus no,. 915, 914 or tourism bus line 5 (no. 306) at the east square of the train station. Get off at the terminus of any of them and you can easily walk to the museum. The bus fare is CNY7. The single journey between the train station and the museum takes around an hour.

From the airport to your hotel, it is suggested to take airport shuttle bus Bell Tower line to the terminus. Then take a taxi to your hotel within 10min. The bus fare is CNY26 per person and the taxi fare is within CNY10.

Asked by Sandra from C ANADA | Jul. 11, 2013 13:13Reply
We are in Xi'an on September 7 to see the Terracotta warriors.
Our flight arrives around 2pm. Is there enough time to get the bus from the airport to the railway station and then the bus to the museum before it closes? We could hire a taxi from the airport but I'm worried we might have to really bargain hard for a roundtrip ride and I heard they are not too reliable to deal with (I don't want to be stranded at the museum and neither be taken to souvenir stalls or other places plus we'll have to leave our luggage in the taxi). Also, is photography allowed there now? Without flash of course. Is the KFC still near the entrance to the museum in case we are hungry? What kind of temperature should we expect at that time of year?
Answers (1)
Answered by Susie from USA | Jul. 12, 2013 20:37
28Reply


Yeah, you may catch that, but time is so tight unless you take a taxi. As an optional choice, you can hire a van or car in advance for your picking up and transfering to the attraction. Then you can leave your luggage in the van. I heard TravelChinaGuide has such service. Here is their email: travelchinaguide.com|booking
Hope help!

1. Photography is allowed inside. Don't worry!
2. There is a KFC branch near the museum, and I remember it is close to the ticketing center.
3. According to the past weather records, it would be possibly cloudy then. Maybe shower or little rain may fall as well. Just check the weather ahead.
Asked by AILSA from NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Jun. 28, 2013 05:40Reply
when is the best time to visit xi'an? For Terracotta Warriors?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alice from CHINA | Jun. 29, 2013 01:00
23Reply


Hi, I am a native citizen. Considering the weather, Apri. to May. and around Oct. shall be the best time to visit XA. For the attraction, it is an all-year-round destination.
Ask a Question
Question Summary (100 characters)
Details (optional) (2,000 characters)
 

media recommendationfeatured on media