The Terracotta Warriors and Horses

I went to Xi’an on a business trip on October 13, and then arrived in Lintong to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses on 15.

Lishan Mountain, where the mausoleum of the first Qin emperor is located, is a part of Qinling Mountains, and the latter is the dividing line of the South and the North of China.

The museum has two layers. The main entrance of the museum is simpler in structure than expected, and it is very convenient to go around the whole museum by electromobile. There stands the statue of the first Qin emperor at the door and also there are a lot of guides who are eager to offer services for the tourists. My suggestion is that it is very advisable to find a guide since we tourists can’t understand all the cultural knowledge without their interpretation.

There are lots of exhibitions in the museum, including the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, bronze carriages, bronze weapons, tombs, ancient jades, animals, and tiles and so on.

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses look very natural in their expression and smooth in their line, so tourists don’t have the feeling of strangeness. The Terracotta figurines have different postures and expressions, and all of them look very strong, with a weapon in their hands. The horses’ ears are erect as if they are waiting for the command of advancing.  They are also plump and sturdy, with the same hair in length.

Next are the bronze carriages and weapons. All of the horses are very robust and there are some complicated and intricate ornaments on the carriage. It is unbelievable that these cultural relics come from thousands of years ago. The bronze weapons give people such a feeling of terror.

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There are also some tombs from Qin Dynasty in the exhibition. The historical relics in them are just exquisite.

These are ancient jades used for ritual sacrifice.

There are lots of animals in display. They are beautiful and lifelike. However, these adjectives are far enough to describe them.

As a saying goes: “Qin Dynasty is famous for its bricks, while Han Dynasty is well-known for its tiles.” However, I find the tiles of Qin Dynasty are also very beautiful.

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses are located in Lintong, so it only took me about one hour to arrive there from Xi’an. The famous Lishan Mountain and Huaqing Pool are just close to it. The souvenirs here are not expensive, but remember not to buy jades. The ticket price is 110 yuan, including two spots: the Terracotta Warriors and Horses and the mausoleum of the first Qin emperor, and the fee for the electromobile is 5 yuan. My suggestion on terracotta warriors army tour is tourists had better go there and return home both by taxi.  The management of the museum is very good and the food there is also very recommendable.

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