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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)
029-3911961
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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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 figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations.
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Bridgewater, Nova Scotia Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Do not miss this attraction when visiting China. I visited many unforgettable historical Musems etc during my 15 day visit to China and this is breathtaking. One of the great wonders of the world. My guide and I spent a few hours looking over the exhibits, I could have spent two days. It is just unbelievable. A real Chinese gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Brilliant excavations and renovations, some of which are still in progress. Wonder in amazement at the skills involved to produce such detail in the faces, clothing and shoes of the terracotta characters and animals. Unbelievable that swords were chrome plated in China 2,000 years before the process was discovered in Europe! Don't miss the detail in the Kneeling Archer and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit here, but the first few minutes in Pit 1 were pretty chaotic, with everyone trying to push to the front to get their first glimpse of the warriors. It is particularly hard to see with the number of tablets being held up above people's heads. When we did get to the front the size of the... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This was a fantastic tour. Amazing discovery. We enjoyed very much this museum and escavation site. It is worth going to see this amazing discovery.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A must-see for any trip to China! It is truly an awesome experience. The scale of the main exhibit -- Pit 1 -- is staggering, and the presentation is amazing in itself. It's great to see the continuing restorations in progress as well. The crowds were moderate in mid-October, although it got more crowded as we moved along, especially in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Spectacular, just prepare for crowds and rude people pushing and shoving. Also, like most public restrooms in China, these stink.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I really did gasp when I walked into Pit Number 1 at the excavations. The scale is just so impressive, but the details so extraordinary (each soldier has a different face. Yes, a different face!) and the workmanship involved is almost too extraordinary to comprehend. I decided to opt for one of the paid guides when I arrived, which I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The actual army display is impressive though very crowded when I visited. What mystified me was a fancy museum adjacent to the main hall with empty or untidy display cases and for the size of the buildings, actually rather short of content. The experience was a little disappointing somehow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the Warriors with mixed messages from friends who had been before but we found it to be wonderful. We were lucky in that the crowds were relatively modest so we had plenty of access time and space. A wonderful living site. Go in low season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

An absolute must-do if visiting the area. The scale of it was amazing. Don't be taken in by any of the people hawking figurines purporting to be antiques

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