Bronze Chariots of the Terracotta Army
The Exhibition Hall of Qinling Bronze Carriage opened on 1st, Oct. 1983. The two colored-drawing bronze carriages displayed in the hall were discovered 20 meters away from the west side of the Tomb of Qin Shihuang in Dec.1980 and were elaborately fixed before exhibition.
The carriages have about 3400 parts each and were four horses-driven. The second one is 3.17meters long and 1.06 meters high; the bronze horses vary from 65 cm to 67 cm high and 120 cm long, and totally weights 1234 kg.
They were mainly made of bronze. There are 1720 pieces of golden and silver ornaments weighting 7kg on the carriage. The carriages were so well-made and so vivid that they boast the best preserved and the highest rank and the earliest known bronze relic in China and it's the biggest bronzeware ever found in the world.
- There is a security check at the gate and armed guards in position. Children under 1.2 m may enter free of charge.
- Ideal route:
- The Exhibition Hall of the Qin Bronze Chariots,
- the three vaults of terracotta figures, and
- The Round Curtain Movie. The bronze horses are worth visiting and should not be bypassed just to save money or time.
- Back to Introduction of Terracotta Army.
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