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Travel Tips

Getting the Most out of the Visit

Listen to your guide to uncover lesser-known facts about the warriors. 1

Join a clay warrior-making workshop for a unique experience. 2

A hands-on experience enhances understanding of this historical marvel. 3

Join a guided tour for insightful stories behind the warriors. 4

Planning and Logistics

Located an hour from Xi'An; plan a half-day visit. 5

Book your tickets in advance to avoid long queues. 6

Take bus 5 (306) for an affordable and direct route to the site. 7

Historical Insights and Deeper Understanding

Hire a guide at the site to gain deeper insights into the history. 8

Discovered in 1974, it's a must-see for history buffs. 9

About

Historical Background

  • πŸ‘‘ Qin Shi Huang: The First Emperor of China, who unified the country in 221 BCE.
  • πŸ›οΈ Mausoleum: The Terracotta Army was created to accompany his tomb, which is part of a larger necropolis.
  • πŸ“œ Sima Qian: The historian who documented the construction of the tomb in the 'Records of the Grand Historian'.
  • 🌍 Cultural Significance: The Terracotta Army is one of the most recognizable symbols of Chinese heritage.

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Discovery and Excavation

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  • 🏺 Archaeological Work: Led by Chinese archaeologists, including Zhao Kangmin.
  • πŸ›οΈ Museum: A museum complex has been constructed over the excavation site.
  • πŸ“ Size: The necropolis covers approximately 98 square kilometers.

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The Army Pits

  • πŸ•³οΈ Pit 1: The largest pit, containing over 6,000 figures in battle formation.
  • πŸ‡ Pit 2: Contains a mix of cavalry, infantry, and chariots.
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Pit 3: The command post, with high-ranking officers and a war chariot.
  • 🚫 Pit 4: Found empty, possibly unfinished.

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Craftsmanship and Materials

  • πŸ—Ώ Unique Figures: Each figure has unique facial features, hairstyles, and armor.
  • 🏺 Terracotta: Made from terracotta, a type of earthenware.
  • 🎨 Original Paint: Originally painted with bright pigments, though most have faded.
  • πŸ”¨ Construction: Made using molds and assembled in parts.

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Visiting Information

  • πŸ•°οΈ Opening Hours: Typically open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • 🎟️ Ticket Prices: Vary depending on the season, generally around 150 RMB.
  • πŸ“ Location: Lintong County, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.
  • 🚍 Transportation: Accessible by bus, taxi, or guided tour from Xi'an.

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Additional Attractions

  • 🏯 Xi'an City Wall: One of the oldest and best-preserved city walls in China.
  • πŸ•Œ Big Wild Goose Pagoda: A historic Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an.
  • πŸ›οΈ Shaanxi History Museum: Offers a comprehensive overview of the region's history.
  • 🌳 Mount Li: The location of the Terracotta Army, known for its scenic beauty.

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Travel Information
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πŸ“Β Β Β Address: Lintong District, Xi'An, Shaanxi, China, 710612

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