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The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China (Formerly The Terracotta Army,Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses)
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Type: History Museums, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
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Owner description: One of the most significant archaeological finds in the world, this 16,300-square-meter excavation reveals more than 7,000 life-size terracotta... more » Owner description: One of the most significant archaeological finds in the world, this 16,300-square-meter excavation reveals more than 7,000 life-size terracotta figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations. « less
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

It is a long hike from the gate so we paid the modest price for a ride from the entrance to the main buildings in an electric cart. The main pit was much more impressive in scale than we realised. This is where the bulk of what has been exposed is on display, even though what has been exposed is... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Obviously they aren't still recruiting but the people excavating them are still finding more and more of this extensive army. Constructed around 200BC and still most of it in very good condition goes to show how well they were buried! Definitely a must see but not the most impressive thing to see in China. The city itself of Xi'an was... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We visited this as part of a Viking River Cruises Tour and this was part of the reasons why we were on the Tour in the first place. We had seen the Warriors when half a dozen had been exhibited in Edinburgh in the late 1980s, so thought we knew what to expect, but the sheer scale of the unearthed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Very well laid out. Quite a long walk from the car park. Expect crowds and a very humid atmosphere in the pits. The warriors are a long way down, so disappointing that you can't see their festures clearly. However there sre several warriors, mounted in glass cases to view at close quarters. Beware the souvenir shops, they vary in price!

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Not sure what to say. It is everyhting it is cracked up to be. Two suggestions. Skip the cinema -- the movie is not that good and time is better spent in the pits and museum. They should have hired the folks who did the China movie at Epcot. Also, suggest you tour the pits in this order: two, three... More

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We did a tour of China which included a visit to X'ian. The Terra Cotta Warriors have always fascinated me. This site did not let me down. It is absolutely amazing to see the army that they are still uncovering. There is so much detail in each warrior and horse. It was fairly busy when we went but it did... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This was on my bucket list and I am so glad it was. It was worth all the convoluted arrangements and time it took to get there. This was a mindblowing experience as it is very difficult to comprehend the construction of the tomb and the warriors. The excavation work will take many more years so I expect it will... More

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Ezulwini, Swaziland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I am not sure if we were more impressed by the scale of this tourist attraction itself, or the sheer volume of people visiting it. The venue averages 10,000 visitors per day throughout the year. We were there midweek during their summer holiday and I reckon there were 35,000 visitors at least. We were told this was a quiet day... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I travelled to Xi'an precisely for this. It was worth the trip. I rented one of those audio guides and must say it was not worth it. Other than that it was an experience of a lifetime.

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This would have got a five star had it not been for the visit to the Great Wall yesterday. The whole area is very newly developed and the walk back from the centre is the oh so familiar tourist trap. The actual display is in three pits plus a museum. Pit one is the best, a huge aircraft hanger like... More

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