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The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

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Address: Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China (Formerly The Terracotta Army,Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses)
Phone Number: 029-3911961
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Description: One of the most significant archaeological finds in the world, this...
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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You read about and see photos of the warriors, but nothing prepares you for the real things. This place is AMAZING. Luckily we went in off peak tourist season so just walked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

You read about and see photos of the warriors, but nothing prepares you for the real things. This place is AMAZING. Luckily we went in off peak tourist season so just walked straight in. Our guide told us you can wait for 2 hours during tourist season just to get into the grounds. There are 3 viewing halls. Our guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We extended our tour to see this and we're very glad we did - cannot imagine missing it - seeing pictures just can't replace the experience . Although there are signs prohibiting photos everyone seems to take them anyway. It was interesting to see the work in progress- uncovering more and restoring - there are some signs in English scattered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We went on a dull and rainy day but what a sight. I've read about the Warriors, seen them on TV but to stand in the big shed and see them all lined up is breathtaking. The patience of the restoration team is awe inspiring like a massive jigsaw! The kids thought it funny they wrap the Warriors in cling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic time at the museum. It was better than we expected and we traveled to Xi'an just to see the Terra-cotta warriors. Well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I think my expectations were to high after I talked to a guy who went there a day before me. You can grab a bus from the train station for around 8 yuan which is quite cheap. The museum is quite out there so it takes a while. Maybe you should also hike up the mountain or something...its all out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It was crowded and really hard to take picture (though we use selfie stick), people were everywhere. Dont spend your time too much at the museum, one hour was enough to visit the museum and then get ready to see the real one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Another place that is huge and it is a "must see" in China. The history is almost unbelievable, the fact that each warrior has different facial characteristics, all different groups are represented, the hierachy of the warriors are clearly depicted and the features of the horses... and more... well you cannot fail to be impressed. We visited early morning on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The place is really magical. Seeing all the terracotta warriors up close is quite an experience. Pretty easy to get there by public transport although a local did warn me to watch my belongings as there are many pickpockets there. We took special Tourism Bus 5 from the central bus station. There was a tour guide which gave an introduction... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

At the Xian train station you can catch a bus (don't worry which one, they will find you if you look like a tourist, or have two legs) They play city bus all the way to Xian, may detour to get their own lunch-----I Think it cost 8 cny and took just over an hour. They will also search you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is the eight wonder of the world .over 8000 terra cotta soldiers there and each of them with different faces. it was build 2200 years ago for the first Chinese emperor Qin who unified china into one big country .China is comes from the word Qin. Before.in the early dynasty .the king always bury a lot real people for... More 

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