The Terracotta army was discovered in 1974 and remains one of the single most important archaeological discoveries in the entire world. Now, you'll get the chance to see and learn about these amazing artifacts for yourself with a ticket to see the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China. This massive collection of terracotta sculptures was made to replicate the famous guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang during the first Imperial Chinese unified dynasty. Also called a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the area where the army can be found has also now been built into a museum that you can explore. There are various areas to see in the Terracotta Army site. You can see the Museum of the Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, where there are three major pits where the army can be found. Then there is the Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Park (also known as the Lishan Garden) which is the Emperor's actual burial ground, and holds other artifacts such as figures of civil officials and figures of ancient acrobats. All the while, you will learn about the background of the Teracotta Army and its place in Ancient Chinese history. This is a big check off the bucket list!
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