"Pit 3" Terracotta Army Tip by Willettsworld

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Pit 3 is just 27 yards from Pit 1 and is the smallest of the three, built in the shape of the Chinese character "?". Experts have pointed out that Pit 3 is the command centre or headquarters for all the groups in the other two pits. The unearthed artefacts include 68 terracotta warriors, four horses and one chariot all arranged in a layout that is quite unique. There is a slopping passageway in the east and upon entering it, you will face a chariot and horse chamber where there is a single war chariot. This chariot and horse chamber has two corridors on the two sides. A wing room is located to the west of the left corridor. To the west of the right corridor, there are ante hall and back room. All the 68 warrior figures stand orderly along the two sides of the passageways.

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

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

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  • Written Sep 5, 2009
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