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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- 81399127
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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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Our visit to the terra-cotta warriors was a dream come true. I have never experienced history this close before. The visit is a must if you are visiting china. Xian is a 2-3 hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2012
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Our visit to the terra-cotta warriors was a dream come true. I have never experienced history this close before. The visit is a must if you are visiting china. Xian is a 2-3 hours plane ride from Shnaghai or Beijing. Xian is a quaint friendly city in the middle of china mainland wrapped by the fortress walls. The warrior site... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is one of the most awe-inspiring sites you could ever see. We travelled in November which was cold but the museum was spectacular with a walkway around an impressive array of excavated warriors & horses. We had a local guide (a great idea) who gave us background then left us to wander around the 4 pits (one is empty).... More 

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Orange, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Until you actually walk into the giant sheds(?) you can't begin to describe the enormousness of this site. To see and walk around this site is amazing. There were excavations taking place while we were wandering around. The whole area has been very well set up for the tourist trade with all 3 of the pits under cover and protecting... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

A visit to china can be very dissapointing for someone who expects to see one of the world's oldest civilizations. Most cities like guangzhou, shanghai, shenzen, etc have almost no historical sights to see. Xian is the one exception. The terracotta warriors are incredible - a real insight into ancient china. The sight of hundreds of lifelike warriors ready for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is a unique site, and very impressive too see. I would recommend going with a guide to get the stories and background which will add to the experience.

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Grand Bend, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We travelled to the site just outside Xian by coach for about one hour. we stopped at a terracotta pottery works to have an explanation of the process and the opportunity to buy almost any type of pottey imaginable. full scale replicas of the warriors were on offer and could be shipped anywhere you wished! Wwe opted for some elegant... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

A must-do while in Xi'an! This amazing excavation site is home to appx. 8,000 lifesized warriors burried about 2,000 years ago that was unearthed in the 70's by a farmer digging a well. It is amazing to see and they have done a wonderful job setting up the three pits for viewing, as well as highlighting the ruins with a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Amazing. Hire a guide at the gate. They seem a bit pushy, but find one that communicates well with you and hire him/her to show you around. Or else, you will be walking aimlessly for hours!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Very crowded, so go early, but so worth the experience. The walkway goes all the way around for excellent viewing and photos, and fun in that it was filled with traveling Chinese seeing their own historical sites.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is one of the most spectacular cultural sites in China. It is, however, very crowded. The gift shop is a bit pricey. One of the farmers who discovered the site sits at a table and signs copies of the picture book, but if you want to take his picture you have to pay him--which is more than fair. I... More 

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