The Terra-cotta Warriors


Tour Day Seven: Friday, April 27, 2001

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First Sight

The armies or Pit No. 1 stand in formation in their underground battlefield.

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They have an idea of how far these lines of troops actually go. They cover a huge area — much larger than what is being excavated in this large protective building.

Another Angle

We're standing beside the front ranks of the army looking along the lineup of the leaders.

The sign said no photographs. But the guards didn't seem to take notice as long as you weren't shooting right in front of their noses.

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An Observation Platform

Unfortunately, it was not open at the time we were there. Undoubtedly the platform was built for VIPs or official photographers. To bad tourists aren't allowed access.

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A Nice Team For Any Chariot, With Driver Too.

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Page last updated June 7, 2001.