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Guide for Visiting Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an

 2016-03-11    Donna    Tours    Xian    4858  

The Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an is one of the most fascinating tourist attractions to visit in China. Be amazed by the grand Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang and his Terracotta Army which still guards the tomb of China’s first Emperor. As of 2007 over 8,000 Terracotta soldiers, 130 chariots and 150 cavalry horses have been uncovered in the three pits where the Terracotta Warriors were found. Apart from the army there are also many other after life essentials that have been excavated. 

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Best Time to Visit Terracotta Warriors 

The best time to visit Xi’an is autumn and spring, however the Terracotta Warriors are an indoor attraction so the weather doesn’t really affect when you visit. Though keep in mind it’s best to avoid visiting during China’s national holiday in October and other major holidays as it gets extremely crowded and queues are long. It is also best to avoid visiting in the morning as there are often large tour groups, so it’s best to visit early afternoon when there are not so many crowds.


Opening Hours and Tickets

March 16 – November 15 

Opening Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM 


November 16- March 15

Opening Hours: 8:30AM – 4:30PM 


150 Yuan/Person (March 1 - November 30) 

120 Yuan/Person (December 1 - February) 


Note: The ticket includes sites: Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, Museum of Terracotta Army and Lishan Garden. Also the shuttle bus services within the attraction are free of charge. 


Prices for Guided Tours 

The artifacts and exhibits on show have Chinese and English descriptions, however if you want a guided tour for a more in-depth tour you can hire a tour guide for approximately 100 Yuan. 


However, if you want to save the trouble of buying tickets, arranging for transportation to and from the Terracotta Warriors you can book a Xian Private Tour in advance with a reputable travel agency in China. All the essential needs such as tickets, tour guides, transportation and accommodation can be booked for you. 


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