About an hour's drive from Xian by coach. Xian is about a 2 hour flight from Beijing and has a population of 11.5 million.
When you enter pit number 1 where 4,000 larger than life size statues meet your eyes it is a jaw dropping moment. A must on the bucket list when visiting China. There are two other pits but number one is where the bulk of the statues are situated.
The museum is equally full of interest with individual warriors and chariots on display.
We did not have a guide as none was really necessary.
However I would recommend buying the photographic book which comes with a DVD and postcards at 200 yuan about £15.More