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The Terra Cotta Warriors Of WeiShan

Hillside mountain in the weishan scenic area near ShengJing government headquarters south, Jinan 250200, China
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Ranked #1 of 156 Attractions in Jinan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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Diest, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The weishan scenic area consist only of a big budha temple under construction!!! The local people and taxidrivers even don't know there exist a museum! I wonder that tourists give false information about the tourist attraction. It is closed since end 2013!!!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was raining when we got to the pits where the Terra Cotta Army is displayed, Fortunately, the pits are under cover, so the only exposure to the elements necessary was a quick dash between the buildings. These models date back to about 220 BC, and are believed to have been placed there to guard the first Emperor of China,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just in awe!! The history and the preservation of the "underworld" has no words to describe. Most are in awe by the sheer size and volume of the pits. Make sure you visit the gift shop. The farmer who discovered it all is often there to sign books and greet customers. We were fortunate to see him.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

An amazing place, another must see on any visit to China. Allow a full day to see all the pits, museum and exhibits including travelling time. We were there for less than half a day and that is not enough time to do it justice. Pit 1 is massive covering an area of around two and a half acres. The... More

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is absolutely fascinating site, one of a few where you need a time to absorb and comprehend the sight in front of you. It was even more fascinating to see the excavation team repairing one of archers, so we witnessed the recovery in progress. The museum has good infrastructure and access to facilities around. It is, indeed, away from... More

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El Paso, Texas
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84 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This superb site is worth more than the single day we gave it. I had been in regular & constant contact with Dai Li ("Darren "=English equivalent) [dai20008@aliyum.com] regarding our tour of this fabled, largest tomb in the World from the Qin Dynasty. In fact, Dai had done much more for me than just put together this superb tour, he... More

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Southlake, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Terra Cotta Warriors and the restoration project is nothing short of amazing. The buildings that they have built to protect the ruins really helps you view the mass project. Until you see it you just can't believe the size of this place and to think there's still so much buried. The only problem we had was that as you... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
48 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is one of those places that you have to visit even if you know that it will be insanely busy. We heard from our guide that they get 4 million visitors/year to this site. Admission fee is 150 RMB per person - you do the math.

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