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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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Canberra, Australia
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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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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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177 helpful votes 177 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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Great Ayton, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited this as part of a viking holiday. Prepare for crowds! However the three pits that hold the army, horses and chariots are all very large and you will see everything if you either move further round the pit or wait a few minutes in one spot. you need at least 1 hr in the largest pit, the size... More

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Shanghai, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Have to agree with French President Jacques Chirac that the Terra Cotta warriors are truly amazing and rank as the 8th wonder. I can't add to much more then to say that this will be everything you have come to expect and more. Awe inspiring would be the short description. The individual quality and craftsmanship of the warriors is amazing.... More

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Cambridge
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43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

So the set up is commercial and the journey from parking to the site is commercial to. However once in the main enclosed site you get a feel for the work that has gone on to preserve these magnificent figures unearthed by chance 40yeras ago by farmers well digging. If you are patient you get your turn to snap freely... More

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