Xian Day 3: Terracotta Warriors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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