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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 150 Attractions in Jinan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Miami, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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
75 helpful votes 75 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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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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