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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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Kuala Lumpur
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99 reviews 99 reviews
7 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

You must trust various reviews posted in this TERRIBLE 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... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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402 reviews 402 reviews
84 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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48 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

After a brunch, we walked from our hotel, Citadines Central Xi'an to the east of the Xi'an train station (approximately 20 minutes). We boarded Bus #306 for RMB7 and had a 80 minutes journey as Terra Cotta Warriors is 20km east of town. Upon arrival, we are dropped off at a big car park lot (same location to take the... More

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Ocean City, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our guide advised us to go to Pit 2, then Pit 3, then Pit 1 - the largest. It gave great perspective to the unearthing of the warriors, chariots, and horses. All are easily viewed if you are patient with the huge crowds. Read the signs as you go through Pit 1 - they are most helpful. Its a must... More

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