Terracotta Army

Local name兵马俑
LocationDai wang jie ban, China

The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife.

The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong County, outside Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits near Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. Other terracotta non-military figures were found in other pits, including officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians.

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Opening hours

Mar 16 - Nov 15:
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Nov 16 - Mar 15:
8:30 am - 5 pm

Admission

Mar - Nov: CNY 90
Dec - Feb: CNY 65
Children under 1.2 m: free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terracotta_Army

Official Website http://www.bmy.com.cn/

More information at chinahighlights.com http://www.chinahighlights.com/xian/terracotta-army/how-to-visit.htm

More information on UNESCO Website http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=441

Address China

Coordinates 34°23'5.641" N 109°16'23.889" E

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