This is at the top of everyones list of things to do when in Xian, and is worth the visit. There are 3 vaults to see as well as some artifacts on display.
Tour groups charge 210 rmb or more; the entrance price is 120rmb and the bus from the train station is 7rmb each way so it is much cheaper to do it yourself - and very easy. If you want a tour guide to enhance the experience you can hire one at the venue (I was offered the price of 100rmb for 2 hours instead of what she said was the usual price of 150 rmb as it was out of season - bargain if there is a group of you).
Get bus number 306 (also labelled as tourist bus number 5) from the east side of the train station. You will see coaches with the numbers on the front, just get on and pay the person who will come to you. January is out of season - there were no queues and I was only on the bus 5mins before it departed half empty. Other buses were lined up ready for other people who came along. It only took 55mins to get there, including a stop at Lintong. The bus stops in a small car park in front of shops - you can see the warriors car park through the fence...just go back to the sameplace when you want to leave - again I did not queue and the return journey was only 50mins.
When you buy your ticket (120rmb) be careful to check your change; mine was given in 5rmb notes and I was short changed by 10rmb. Next to the ticket booth is an entrance, but you cannot use this unless you buy a ticket for the electric car. When walking to the main ticket gate you have to walk along a 1km street of shops and resteraunts - it is well signposted and can have some interesting activity to see, so there is no need to pay for the electric car unless you have mobility problems. Keep your ticket safe as it will be checked again at another entrance across the park.
It is a large venue, well developed and easy to get around. There are plenty of toilets inside so only use the ones outside the entrance if you are desperate - they charge and are not as nice as those inside.
You only need a couple of hours for the visit. There are many eating places leading up to the entrance, but limited inside so I would recommend bring prepared with your own drinks and snacks.
January seems an ideal time to visit. I did not queue for buses or tickets and it did not feel crowded when I was viewing the warriors.
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