Terracotta Warriors Exhibition in Karlovy Vary

Experience the atmosphere of the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, whose achievements united China. You don't need to travel to the faraway city of Xi'an where the emperor's mausoleum is located to see the elaborate terracotta warriors. The interactive exhibition taking place in Hotel Thermal in Karlovy Vary introduces the life of the significant Chinese emperor who had the Great Wall of China built to protect the Chinese territory from the barbarian raiders from the north, he introduced a number of reforms that are still in effect today or have been applied as cornerstones of modern China.

The mausoleum of the first emperor was built according to the ancient tradition as the emperor's residence and together with the emperor more than 8,000 terracotta warriors were buried at this resting place to guard him on his last journey.

Today the mausoleum is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world and we are happy to show this great structure and the unique terracotta warriors in the form of a small replica in the Czech Republic. The exhibition will also include shows of thematic films, China Town – stalls demonstrating Chinese culture and a number of other additional events.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Karlovy Vary, Hotel Thermal, between 20 December 2016 and 31 March 2017 when this unique interactive exhibition will be in place.

The Secret of the Tomb

It has been discovered that the tomb builders as well as 500 other people accompanying the deceased emperor were buried in the tomb. There is also a pit with two painted bronze carriages of the emperor and a stable as a symbol of horse breeding in the tomb. The horse-drawn carriages represent the last journey of the first emperor – he believed they would take him to the Sun after his death so he could become the centre of the universe. The carriages were painted in blue that gradually faded into grey. The most famous part of the mausoleum are three underground pits containing an army consisting of more than 8,000 archers, foot soldiers, crossbowers, charioteers, horsemen and generals arranged into geometrically precise regiments (the fourth pit is empty as it probably wasn't finished). The warriors are made of terracotta clay in above life-size of 166–187 cm.

Probably the most famous and most impressive view of the army is in the first and largest hall. This site, 230 metres long and 62 metres wide contains the main army formation in the area of 14,260 m2 with approximately six thousand warriors and fifty war carriages. There are three rows of 70 men each at the front, with their faces turned to the east. These are followed by a total of 38 lines in eleven separate paved corridors, positioned towards the east as well. Only the warriors in the outer lines are facing the sides, towards the north and the south. The corridors were originally covered by a wooden ceiling.

Terracotta Army Exhibition – basic points:

  • Location – SPA HOTEL THERMAL**** Karlovy Vary
  • Date – 20 December 2016 to 31 March 2017
  • Exhibition area – more than 1200 m2
  • Terracotta warriors brought from Xi'an
  • Interesting facts and life of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China
  • Interactive exhibition in several languages
  • Additional events in China Town
  • Thematic film shows
  • Suitable for all ages


Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..
24.12.2016 - closed
1.1.2017 - closed

Entry fees

  • Basic price – adult – CZK 150
  • Reduced price – senior citizens 65+, students – CZK 90
  • Family price – 2 adults + max3 children under 15 – CZK 350
  • Group price – 15 and more persons – CZK 60/person
  • Children aged 6–15 – CZK 50
  • Disabled persons (ZTP) – CZK 50
  • Children under 6 years of age – free
  • Guides, drivers, teachers – free


One day package

Ticket + parking + lunch

  • Adult person 295,- CZK
  • Seniors 65+, students - 235,- CZK
  • Family package - 2x adult + 3x children up 15 years - 640,- CZK
  • Groups of 15 and more persons - 199,- CZK/person




Accommodation with breakfast, parking by the hotel, voucher to coffee room, free entrance to wellness center, free ticket for exhibition.

  • Adult person 1.295,- CZK
  • Seniors 65+, students - 1.235,- CZK
  • Child at age 3-12 on extra bed - 1.050,- CZK (up to 3 years free)
  • Groups of 15 and more persons - 1.195,- CZK/person




Accommodation with half-boad, parking by the hotel, voucher to coffee room, free entrance to wellness center, free ticket for exhibition.

  • Adult person 1.995,- CZK / per night
  • Seniors 65+, students - 1.935,- CZK
  • Child at age 3-12 on extra bed - 1.400,- CZK (up to 3 years free)
  • Groups of 15 and more persons - 1.895,- CZK/person


for each person that order therapeutic stay and to Christmas and New Year package.



Bookings at marketing@thermal.cz

Individual tickets available at www.ticketportal.cz

Official event website: http://www.chinese-emperor.com/