Face-to-Face with the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an

by Rosemarie John on October 5, 2014

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Bronze Chariots

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The Exhibition Hall of the Qinling Bronze Carriages opened on October 1, 1983. The two bronze carriages displayed in the hall were discovered 20 meters from the west side of the Tomb of Qin Shi Huang in December 1980, and were elaborately restored before exhibition. Ref: China Highlights. 1998. The Terracotta Army. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.chinahighlights.com/xian/terracotta-army/. [Accessed 05 October 14].

Fly

Tigerair flies to Xi’an from Singapore three times a week. It is an awesome route to take when flying out of Australia as Tigerconnect, offers hassle-free transfer facility at Changi Airport. This allowed me to transit seamlessly and it can allows passengers access to more destinations on their network. Visit tigerair.com for more details.

Stay

Grand Park Xi’an – Located just two minutes from the metro station, this lovely hotel is also a five minute walk from the City Walls, a twenty minute walk to the Bell Tower and an hour’s drive to the famed site of the Army of Terracotta Warriors and Horses. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi and has a lovely breakfast spread offering both Chinese and Western cuisine. Address: 12 Xi Duan, Huan Cheng South Road, Xian 710068, Shaanxi, China. Visit their official website for rates.

Visit

  • Museum of the Terracotta Warriors is located in Lintong, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.
  • Opening Hours: 8.30 to 5.30pm | Entrance Fee: USD25 (March to November USD20 (December to February)
  • From the Xi’an Railway Station you can get there by taxi (will need to haggle on price approximately USD82) or bus 5(306) costing USD5
  • From the ticket counter/entrance, it will take 15 minutes to walk to the site of the 3 pits

**I was a guest of Tigerair. All opinions are entirely my own.

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