The Terra Cotta Warriors, as the accessory funeral objects of the First Emperor Qin, are regarded as one of the Great Miracles in the world and ranks the top attraction in China, together with the Great Wall. The Qin Terra Cotta Warriors range from 1.78 meters to almost 2 meters in height, all made by hand and the bodies were made separately from the rest of the soldiers and all the pieces then joined together. Although several chambers have been uncovered, the official entrance has yet to be found. It took 36 years to build the tomb at the request of the emperor, and the workers were said to have been buried alive in the tomb.
In 1980, two sets of large painted bronze chariots and horses were unearthed and by 1988, both were open to the public. Besides the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors are perhaps the most important relics for tourists to see when visiting China. Some guide information of the Terracotta Army is following: Location: Lintong County, East of Xi'an City Opening hours: 08:30-17:30 (March 16-Nov.14); 08:30-17:00 (Nov.15-March 15) Admission Fee: CNY120/Person (March 1-Nov.30); CNY150/Person (Dec.1-Feb.29) Contact number: +86 29 81399001
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Question:Is it easy to get a taxi to reach Terra Cotta Warriors or it's better to book a tour via travel agency? I read in one of our guide books that the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum is going to raise the entrance fees. Does anyone know if this is true?
Answer:It will be easier for you to book a Terra Cotta Warriors tour than go there by yourself. The English-speaking guide will help in both communications and explanations. Regarding to the tickets, the price of Terra Cotta Warriors will be raised to RMB150 per person from next March.