Xian Day 3: Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors site is the most popular tourist attraction of Shaanxi.


We came across some sculptures of horses before reaching the pits where the Terracotta Warriors were found. There were 3 pits that we visited.


The site of the Terracotta Warriors was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1987.


A mural along the way to the pits. I remembered it was a long walk before we reached the pits.


The buildings at the background house the pits where the Terracotta Warriors were found.


Rows and rows of Terracotta warriors in Pit No. 1.


Pit No. 1 is the largest and the first to be opened to the public in 1979. There are over 6,000 Terracotta Warriors and horses in this pit. Continue reading