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 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 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.
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
Answered by Nick
from USA | Mar. 03, 2014 20:20
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
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
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.)
Answered by Jason
from USA | Nov. 01, 2013 02:28
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:
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
Answered by Uranda
from PHIL | Sep. 12, 2013 20:12
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?
Answered by Susie
from USA | Jul. 12, 2013 20:37
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
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?
Answered by Alice
from CHINA | Jun. 29, 2013 01:00
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.