Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

The first emperor of Qin Dynasty was the first king to unify the country after he conquered the other six stated in 221 B.C. Since then, China became a unified kingdom. When he unified China, he ordered to construct his mausoleum that was in modern Lintong county, Xian, Shaanxi Province, China. In 1974, while a local farmer was digging a well with his relatives in the field, they discovered the broken Terra-cotta warriors. Then archeologists excavated here to discover a huge Terra-cotta warriors and horses site that is 1.5 km east away from Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. The museum was set up on the original site of warriors and horses, which became one of China's most famous and popular tourist sites. The Terracotta Warriors ranked among the world's top archaeological finds and were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

There are 3 exhibition halls opened for visitors in the museum, which are called Pit No.1, Pit No.2 and Pit No.3. Pit No.1 is the biggest one and the first one to be discovered. Pit No.2 is the second biggest one, looking like capital letter L. Pit No.3 is the smallest one but very important to dominate the whole troop.

Moreover there is an exclusive hall for Bronze Horses and Chariots that was discovered in 1981 near Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. Bronze Horses and Chariots are half size of the real ones, well-designed with elegant parts.

Open Time of Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Entrance Fee
1st March to 31st November: CNY150.00 per ticket.
1st December to 28th February: CNY120.00 per ticket.

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