How To Purchase Terracotta Warriors Tickets
Vital Information About The Terracotta Warriors Museum
If you’re visiting the museum anytime between March 1 and November 30, you’ll have to pay 150 yuan to gain entrance. But any visits outside that timeframe will require an entry fee of 120 yuan. Children who are not up to 1.2m can enter for free.
The ticket also grants you access to the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, 1½ km (1 mile) from the Terracotta Army museum. You can also explore the newly-constructed replica of the mausoleum of China’s first emperor, if it piques your interest. The real mausoleum remains concealed under its huge mound, hidden away from the eyes of public.
Location: It can be found 42 kilometres (26 miles) east of Xi’an in Lintong District
Area: 16,300 square meters (175,000 sq. ft.)
Duration: 2–3 hours
Open: 8:30am–5:30pm; 8:30am–5pm (off-peak)
The Terracotta warriors can be best described as ancient sculptures in a royal tomb, moulded in the form of soldiers, horses and chariots. The Terracotta Warriors constitute a large part of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum, which is believed to be the eighth wonder of the world.
The Terracotta Warriors is one of the biggest tourist attractions for everyone visiting China. The magnificent exhibition uncovers the secrets behind the 2,000-year-old army of clay sculptures that protected the tomb of China’s first emperor until an accidental discovery in 1974.
Situated 30km east of Xian, the Army of Terracotta Warriors is certainly the biggest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. The museum comprises of three pits: Pit 1, Pit 2 and Pit 3.
Pit 1 is the most remarkable of all the pits. It is the main feature of the museum.
Pits 2 and 3 are fascinating, but not as remarkable as pit 1. If you don’t have much time to spend, you can stay away from pit 3 and pit 3.
The movie 360 degrees (a historic film), which is in English and very instructive, has a running time of 15 minutes. It gives some relevant historic information about what you’ll see with your eyes in the museum. The movie is totally worth 15 minutes of your time. Your entry fee covers for the movie ticket.
How Visitors Can Purchase The Terracotta Army Tickets
- Make Reservations Through The Official Website Of Terracotta Warriors
If you understand Chinese or have a translator, you can book tickets on the official website of the Terracotta Warriors Museum.
To make ticket reservations, use these websites (both in Chinese):
- Buy The Tickets At The Museum
You can purchase the tickets right at the museum. To do this, you will need a valid ID card or passport, one for each person entering. If you intend to buy the tickets at the scenic spot, it is advisable go to the museum very early. That way, you’ll avoid long queues and the problem of tickets being sold-out.
- Go On A Private Tour, With Tickets Included
If you’ll be going on a private tour, your guide will help you purchase tickets in advance, so you don’t have to stand in long queues to buy tickets or waste much time at the entrance during ticket checks.
On the 1st of May 2019, the Terracotta Army Museum begun the implementation of real-name ticketing, to control tourist traffic.
Only 65,000 tickets will be issued in a day and group tours are required to be completed within 1 hour 30 minutes.
Nonetheless, if you make ticket reservations for the Terracotta Army tour through terracottawarriorsdiscovery, you won’t need to bother about these restraints. Our tours are reserved and confirmed online in advance, and our private tours don’t have time limits.
Do I Need To Purchase A Terracotta Army Tour Ticket Beforehand?
You don’t necessarily need to buy the bus ticket beforehand. Although the tickets are only released seven days to the day of the tour, you can buy them on the website in advance.
How Much Do I Have To Pay To See The Terracotta Warriors?
Ticket Selling Hours:
8:30 – 17:00 (March 16 – Nov 15)
8:30 – 16:30 (Nov 16 – March 15)
8:30 – 18:00 (March 16 – Nov 15)
8:30 – 17:30 (Nov 16 – March 15)
RMB 150 (March 1 – November 30)
RMB 120 (December 1st to the end of February)
The ticket also grants you access to Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum.
Note: Only 65,000 visitors are allowed to visit daily. However, you won’t encounter any problems getting your ticket unless you visit the museum during National Holidays (October 1st – 7th).
Important Information For Travellers Visiting The Terracotta Warriors Museum
1) Come along with your passport as you visit the site, just in case there’s an inspection happening that day.
2) If you’re an Individual visitor, it is not advisable to visit the Terracotta Army in the morning because most tour groups always make it the first destination to visit from their one-day travel guidebook.
- Make sure you select trustworthy and reputable agencies when booking Terracotta Warriors tour or tickets online.
To make movement around the museum easy for you, there are three options which you can choose from.
- Hire An Audio Guide (recorded guide)
To use this service, you just have to pay RMB 40. The recorded audio guide is instructive. The voice is in American accent, which is quite easy to understand.
- Employ The Services Of A Tour Guide
As you head towards the ticketing office to purchase your tickets, lots of tour guides will approach you, ready and willing to offer you guide service.
If you didn’t do a lot of research before coming to Xian, we suggest that you hire a local tour guide to lead you and translate for you at the price of about RMB 100-150. They will provide you with much more information than a guidebook or the recordings. Just stay away from the shopping sites your local guide may recommend to you.
3) Use guidebook to navigate your way your way in and around the museum.