"Different Faces" Terracotta Army Tip by Willettsworld

Terracotta Army, Xi'an: 162 reviews and 358 photos


Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. No two soldier?s faces are alike and it is said that they were modelled on real soldiers. Studies show that eight face moulds were most likely used, and then clay was added to provide individual facial features. Once assembled, intricate features such as facial expressions were added.

Open: 8am-6pm. Admission: RMB90.

Website: http://www.bmy.com.cn

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  • Written Sep 5, 2009
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