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Terracotta Warriors and Horses
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     Large-scale, high artistic value, known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World."
     Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum is located at the First Qin Emperor Mausoleum in Xi'an Lintong District East 1.5 kilometers, is located 30 kilometers east of Xi'an in the northern foot of Lishan. Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum is from the mass graves, as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" in 1987 by the UNESCO as "world cultural heritage of mankind" in the menu, has been named the State 5A-class tourist attractions.
     In March 1974, Lintong County, Shaanxi villagers Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum 1.5 kilometers east wells, which accidentally discovered many broken pottery, and by archaeologists to detect, this is a rectangular pit of the Qin Dynasty Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Was found in accordance with the time, they were named one, two, on the 3rd hole. The discovery shocked the world, in 1975 the State Council for approval at the first pit on the site to build a museum covers an area of 16,000 square meters, and in October 1979 was formally opened. Exhibition on the 3rd hole on the 2nd and also in succession in 1989 and 1994, the official exhibition. In June 1999, also found miraculous color of Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

     Terracotta warriors and horses pits large-scale, three pit about more than 20,000 square meters, a total of pottery figurines pit near Ma 8000, a wooden chariot and bronze weapons by more than 4 million pieces. One of the largest on the 1st hole, with an area of 12,000 square meters, there are more than 6000 pieces of horse figurines; on the 2nd hole followed by an area of the former half, there are more than pieces of horse figurines; on the 3rd hole, only 500 square meters with a samurai figurines 68. According to archaeological judge that this year several from mass graves death symbolizes the military guarding the mausoleum, which is based on The Art of War 3 embattle pit, which is on the 3rd hole of the three services headquarters commander.

     This is the world's unmatched array of underground army, standing on the 1st hole before one of the most strongly shaken: the first is the striker, 210 warrior figurines, bar three teams, holding bow inferior horse, carrying quiver; behind follow closely is wearing armor infantry, mixed composition of the team of four horses chariot Road 40 from the dozens of columns poured out of trenches in; army around each flank, at the end of another three guards. Tight layout of the entire military array, similar to trend up, make us think that when Emperor Gold Ge iron railings, swept Liuhe, the reputation of the Mi Phi.

     Terracotta Warriors and Horses in height from 1.75 to 1.85 meters, according to the costume, expression, hair-style divided into general figurines, warrior figurines, figurines, such as cars with disabilities. Terracotta Warriors and Horses of species rich style, bodybuilding,each pottery figurines of the face, hair, body, face are different. Pottery figurines, pottery horses have painted the original Pentium, but the subsequent fire and immersion, most of them had fallen off discoloration. Pit was also excavated sword, spear, halberd, bronze weapons such as machetes, although buried in the earth more than two thousand years, still blade sharp, sparkling, can be seen as a miracle in the history of metallurgy.

     One of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of the current pit, due to limited protection technology, most have been buried back only display more than 1000.

Tickets for the opening hours
     Season (March 1 that year to the end of November) 90 million, 45 students certificate; low season (December 1 to the end of February the following year) 65 yuan, 35 yuan certificate students. At present, due to maintenance on the 2nd hole closed, tourists can visit on the 1st hole on the 3rd hole and.
     Recommendations to listen to guided tours. Museum of Chinese tour guides 60 / times the number of open lectures; money then can be with other tourists in the back, please listen to the guides, but the museum does not allow the use of loudspeakers, so listen, then the effect of an excessive number of bad. English, Japanese tour guide 90 yuan / times.
     Opening hours :8:30-17: 30
     Tel :029-81399048
     From the railway station by Tour East Plaza 5 (306) bus to the terminal, "Terra Cotta Warriors", full fare 7 yuan. In addition, the East Railway Station Square, there are 914,915 bus bound for Terra Cotta Warriors, one-way 7 yuan. 1-1.5 hours by car.
     In addition to the bus outside the vicinity of the station there are many bus, coach to the terracotta warriors and horses, and a "Line-day tour" of the tourism project. A taxi from the city's attractions, then one way to beat the price of 120 yuan table, not very cost-effective.
     If it intends to take the bus to go, depends on whether the body printed with "public" and whether there are norms of the front line number, the road map or in the station list, and must be fixed in the norms Bus Station waiting to avoid being soliciting to bring the black car . In addition, private bus or coach travel, there may be on the road to bring tourists to the man-made attractions or shopping, the waste of time to visit this area that needs attention.
     Often there are many people soliciting hand Xi'an attractions photos or unknown agents of propaganda, I am very enthusiastic about the terracotta warriors and horses do not ask visitors to attractions, very cheap prices. When this happens, please be treated with caution, do not easily believe that, otherwise, no way to have the issue of complaints. Not, in principle, do not control where people go with soliciting.

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