Tourist attractions all over the world become popular for something or the other that’s special about them. Some are known for their spectacular landscapes, other for their splendid weather. There are some that draw visitors on account of their vibrant lifestyle and others that appeal to those who like solace and serenity. And then there are those destinations that tack you back in time with their historical monuments and sculptures. For many,. These places are the most astonishing as they give you an insight into the past and how we have reached where we are right now. One such place is the The Terracotta Army located in China’s Xian region. The Terracotta Army is a collection of several terracotta sculptures that depict the armies of Qin Shi Huang, Chinas very first Emperor. The figures, that include warriors, chariots and horses, date back to the third century BCE and were meant to protect the Emperor in his afterlife. (ALSO SEE 15 stunning photos of Shanghai that will take your breath away!) Here are some amazing photos of the Terracotta Army that will leave you intrigued.

The Terracotta Army or the “Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses” buried in the pits next to the Qin Shi Huang’s tomb in 210-209 BC

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Miniatures of terracotta warriors at the tombs of the Terracotta Army

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China’s famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses are seen in Anhui – the Terracotta Army here is a full-size replica of the pit one of the Xi’an Terracotta Warriors Museum

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Exhibition of Chinese Terracotta army

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Chinese terracotta army sculptures

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Terracotta army grave in Xian, China

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China’s famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses are seen in Anhui’s replica of the pit one of the Xi’an Terracotta Warriors Museum

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Top view of China’s famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Anhui

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Miniatures of terracotta warriors at the tombs of the Terracotta Army

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Terracotta replicas at the tombs of the Terracotta Army

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Marvelous, aren’t they? DO make it a point to visit this site on your trip to China!