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Why See the Terracotta Soldiers in China

The Terracotta Army is one of the top attractions in China located around 1.5 kilometers east of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum in Lintong, Xian and is considered the most significant archaeological excavation of the 20th century. The Terracotta Warriors are a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Gin Shi Quang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with Gin Shi Quang for the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife.

The history of the Terracotta Warriors can be traced back to 246–206 B.C. The scale of the site is very fascinating - hundreds of detailed life-size models of soldiers stand representing the army that once triumphed over all other Chinese armies in the Warring States Period.

This world-renowned site amuses with the incredible details of the Terracotta Army. The horsemen, the longbow bearers, the archers, and the senior officers and generals were positioned in a grand army formation, in strict accordance with the ancient directives on the Art of War. Furthermore, every figure is different in facial features and expressions, clothing, hairstyles, or gestures, providing abundant and detailed artifacts for studying the cultural, military and economic history of that period.

The Terracotta Warriors are recognized as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world and are among the overwhelming highlights of a trip to China.

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