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The Terra Cotta Warriors Of WeiShan

Address: Hillside mountain in the weishan scenic area near ShengJing government headquarters south, Jinan 250200, China
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Ranked #2 of 222 things to do in Jinan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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San Francisco, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wow! This is an incredible site. You will see an army but more is buried than is visible. They keep the warriors in the ground to protect the colors. You will see hundreds that are uncovered. This a wonder and beautiful.

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Innisfil, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

If you get a chance to visit China, you must go and see the Terra Cotta Warriors. It will take your breath away. Every soldier and horse are different. The feat of putting these amazing soldiers, horse's, chariots back together is enormous. The whole experience has left me in awe.

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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A MUST SEE! I loved seeing the masterful created Terra Cotta Clay Warriors, Chariots, and Horses! They are still unearthing the warriors ...8,000 so far, some with some of the colored glaze on them. We purchased a Detailed Photo book signed copy from one of the farmers that found these soldiers.You watch a show that is worth seeing on the... More 

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London, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

had an amazing trip the terra cotta soldiers was one of the highlights of our trip just unbelievable this site...this was once in a life time trip

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Miami, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What can you say that hasn’t been said about the Terra Cotta Army in Xian? It was absolutely amazing! The estimated 8,000 sculptures of men and horses were constructed by the first Emperor of China Qui Shi Huang in 210 AD and were buried with him for the purpose of protecting him in the afterlife. Each warrior was different from... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

TripAdvisor - needs some clarification here! The photographs supporting this entry - and most of the reviews - relate to the Xi'an Terra Cotta Warriors, where there is a large and well developed museum and infrastructure - including the regular presence of one of the 4 farmers who discovered the site, who will sign the guide book for you. WeiShan... More 

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Montana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

No local person knows of it. There is a recent discovery, but the "museum" is under construction. People probably write about the discovery in Xi'an. Only one bus line to go there (and not convenient), you just waste your time and nerves.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This attraction was very high on my bucket list. In fact it was 2nd behind the sights of Ancient Egypt. Well I am happy to say that this has now been ticked off and I was not the least bit disappointed. It is obvious that the Chinese Government and the People of China Laud and rate this historical site highly.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's one of those places that you hear and read about, but can't truly understand until you've been there. The scale, like so many other things in China, is incredible. Only a small percentage has been opened up and fully restored. The primary display is multi-phased so you see the whole sequence from complete restoration to the original virgin dirt.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

You must trust various reviews posted in this section. Those who said Excellent were in Xi'an, not in Jinan Shandong Province. I did not trust the Trip Advisor's review (and despite what hotel concierge told me), I wasted my half day traveling to Wei Shan. When I got there, I realized that the place is locked up. I begged the... More 

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