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Terra-cotta Warriors

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor


Date d'inscription: 1987 Criteria: C (i) (iii) (iv) (vi)

No doubt thousands of statues still remain to be unearthed at this archaeological site, which was not discovered until 1974. Qin (d.210.B.C.), the first unifier of China ,is buried, surrounded by the famous terracotta warriors, at the centre of a complex designed to mirror the urban plan of the capital, Xianyan. The small figures are all different; with their horses, chariots and weapons, they are masterpieces of realism and also of great historical interest.


The Terracotta Army was found on 29 March 1974 to the east of Xian in Shaanxi region by farmers burrowing a water well give or take 1.6 kilometers (0.99 mi) east of the Qin Emperor's tomb hill at Mount Li (Lishan), a district loaded with underground springs and watercourses.

The Terracotta Army is one of the top attractions in China. It is noteworthy on the grounds that the many point by point life-size models speak to the armed force that triumphed over all other Chinese armed forces and who were the definitive consider framing an united China 2,200 years back. It is viewed as one of the best archeological destinations on the planet, and one of the best revelations of the twentieth century. In 1987 the Tomb of the First Emperor, including the Terracotta Army, listed as one of the World Cultural Heritages.

Pit One

China world heritage-Terracotta Warriors

Pit One is the biggest and most great — the extent of a plane overhang. It is accepted to contain more than 6,000 terracotta figures of fighters and stallions, yet under 2,000 are in plain view. All the most amazing Terracotta Army pictures were taken in Pit One .

Each figure varies in facial peculiarities and articulation, apparel, haircut, and motions, giving copious and nitty gritty antiquities to the investigation of the military, social, and financial history of that period.

Pit Two and Three

Unearthing and reclamation is as yet progressing at Pit two and three. They look plain after you have gone by pit one, however some say Pit Two is the highlight of the mausoleum.

Pit Two gimmicks four fascinating and thorough fight developments: lines of bowing and standing toxophilite; a chariot war show; a chariot, cavalry, and infantry cluster; and a rangers division holding different weapons. The four units structure a thorough fight cluster.

Pit Three is the littlest one. There are just 68 terracotta figures, a hefty portion of which are without heads. It's conspicuous that Pit Three speaks to the charge post, as all the figures are authorities.

The Exhibition of Bronze ChariotsTerra-cotta Museum

Discovered in 1974, the two of large bronze chariots and horse were excavated west of the mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang. The chariots are in half-size of the real ones taken by the concubines of the emperor's. The structure of the chariots is sophisticated. The men and the horses are all lifelike. The workmanship is fabulous.

Admission Fee: CNY150 (March 1 - end of November)
CNY120 (December 1 - end of Februay)
The fare is for the Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Park Through Ticket including the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Lishan Garden and shuttle buses inside the scenic area.
Guide Services: The exhibits are so well explained in both Chinese and English. However, visitors can also enjoy the guide services. It costs around CNY 100 to hire a guide.
Opening Hours: Sell ticket from 08:30 to 17:00 (March 16-Nov.15), stop check-in at 18:35;
Sell ticket from 08:30 to 16:30 (Nov.16-March 15), stop check-in at 18:05
Transportation: • From Xian Xianyang International Airport
Visitors can take Airport Shuttle Line 2 to Xian Railway Station. The bus departs every hour from 10:15 to 19:15 at 1F of T2 and the ticket costs CNY 25. After, take tourism bus no.5 (306), bus no.914, 915 and get off at the final station.

Visitors can also hire a taxi from the airport. Remember to take the legitimate green colored taxies and the fee is about CNY 200. Please make it clear to the taxi driver that you only go to the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses and refuse to go to other scenic sites including souvenir shops.

• From Xian Railway Station & downtown
You can go to the the east square of Railway Station to take tourism bus no.5 (306) for reaching destination. The whole journey takes about one hour. The bus fare for tourism bus no. 5 (306) is CNY7 (US$1.12) per person. Or one can take bus no.307 from the south gate of Tang Paradise. It costs CNY8 (US$1.28) per person if tourists take bus no. 307.

• From Xian North Railway Station
There are free shuttle buses between North Railway Station and the museum. They are scheduled from the railway station from 08:00 to 16:00 and return from the museum during 10:30 and 19:30. The whole journey takes around an hour.
Note: To take the free shuttle bus, you will get a boarding pass/card by showing your train ticket on the arrival day and the entrance ticket to any attraction of Lintong. Upon arrival, you can buy the tickets of Lintong attractions at the Tourists Service Center on the underground floor of the railway station.

• From Lintong District:
Take bus 914, 915 or Speical Line 101 and get off at Terracotta Warrior Museum. The whole journey takes about 15 minutes.

Getting Around:
30 shuttle buses are traveling between the Museum of Qin Terra cotta Warriors and Horses and the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum for tourists' convenience. One can take them for free by showing the entrance ticket.
Operating hours: 08:30-18:30


Time for a Visit:
It usually takes about three hours to visit the museum.

Tip: Terra-cotta Museum is crowded in the morning as there are too many group visitors. Independent visitors may visit it in the early afternoon to avoid the crowds.

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