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Visiting Terracotta Army Museum Xi'an

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Terracotta Army Museum is the most significant discovery of the twentieth century, which makes it the most notable archaeological site in the world. It exhibits three vaults with an exhibition hall of Bronze Chariots. The extensive collection of the Terracotta Army Museum depicts the armies of Qin Shi Huang who was the first emperor of China.

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Insights of the Terracotta Army Museum

Insights of the Terracotta Army Museum



The Terracotta Army Museum consists of three vaults in its complex. The largest and most impressive is the 'Vault One' which features more than six thousand terracotta figures of horses and soldiers, out of which only two thousand figures are on display. Every character and sculpture depicts distinct facial features and expressions, clothing, gestures, hairstyle, and look which provides detailed and abundant artifacts for studying the cultural, economic and military history of its era. 'Vault Two' reveals the mystery of the old army array. Representing the command post, 'Vault three' is the smallest vault among all. It showcases sixty-eight terracotta figures; out of which many are without their head.

Exhibition Hall

Exhibition Hall

The exhibition hall of the Terracotta Army Museum displays two bronze carriages of twenty meters from the west. The carriages discovered in the year 1980. They feature four horses weighing more than one thousand kgs in total.



The figures and sculptures are known for its uniqueness. Every figure and statue depicts distinct facial features and expressions, clothing, gestures, hairstyle, and look which provide detailed and abundant artifacts for studying the cultural, economic and military history of its era. According to the facial shape, the figures and sculptures are classified into eight groups which resemble Chinese characters. In the ancient time, the hairstyles of the army soldiers not only described their lifestyle, but it also reflected their social status. The hair look of the warriors exhibited in the museum is based on their ranks of the services.

Terracotta Army Museum Xi'an Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Book the tickets for the Terracotta Army Museum through this website and get fantastic offers and the best new deals. Pre-booking the tickets will save your time as well money. But be cautious while making the online payments. You can also get the tickets from the ticket counter available at the museum.

What Should I Wear?

Choose ideal outfits for Xi'an as the humid weather makes it quite sweaty. Showing too much skin is frowned upon as Chinese fashion style is quite similar to Western trends. Take the apparels of high comfort. But, of course, being stylish is essential too! Carry natural shade dresses. Red is the most favorite color of Chinese, while the complete black look is related to the funeral. For women, elegant, bright color top with pants and capris will look fantabulous. Men can wear jeans and trousers pairing with polo t-shirts and collared shirts. Closed toe shoes, sneakers, and sandals are good for footwear. Shirts of low cuts, leave shoulders and backs are bare, therefore avoid wearing such outfits. In addition to these; include sunglasses, wiping tissues, scarfs, and an umbrella in your luggage. Layers, jackets, pullovers, slacks, sweaters, and warm socks are must if you are planning to visit in the winter months.

Terracotta Army Museum Xi'an Facts

Best Time to Visit

The visiting hours of the Terracotta Army Museum are between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. It closes at 4:30 pm in the winter months. Spring months are best to explore Xi'an with its warm climate and a pleasant breeze. The months between March and May offer eye-popping surroundings with a pleasant climate. Early autumn is also good to visit which runs from September to October.



Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website provides enough information that you will require for this tour. It is the best guide.

How To Get There?

You can reach Ian through airplane, car, bus, and train. Xian Xianyang International Airport is the main gateway to the city. Book the tickets for the same and enjoy a leisure fly. You can grab the train for the city's central railway station. The town serves its tourist with free shuttle bus service which runs between the museum and the North Railway Station. Getting around in Xi'an is quite easy as the roads connect well with the significant leading highways which make the journey convenient for those who travel through cars and vans. Xian is famous for its high-speed trains and subways. Catch a bus for its central bus terminal. Buses and coaches are considered as the most economical mode to travel. Take tourist bus line 5 (360), and you will reach the Terracotta Army within an hour. You can also hire or rent any vehicle for getting around in the city. It is excellent for smooth and leisure outing. Moreover, public transits are available for the major sites. Walking is best to opt for exploring the nearby excursions.

Additional Info

Xi'an is the fantastic tourist destination. Plan your tour according to the scheduled events. Pre-book the tickets as it will save your time and money. Carry all the essentials with you. Be careful, not to touch anything. Help the museum department to keep it safe. Maintain silence in the exhibition hall. Dress modestly. Avoid low cuts, off shoulders and backless. Complete black outfits are related to the funeral ceremony. Do not bring large bags or luggage to the museum. Keep them safely at the baggage counter. The administration department of the Terracotta Army Museum does not allow photography. You may leave your phones, laptops, cameras and other electronic gadgets at the reception. Avoid visiting during school holidays and festive season. The museum is safe and secure but still, take care of your valuable belongings. Try to carry credit and debit cards instead of money. Do not stock all the money in one place.

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