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“the emperor thought a lot of himself!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

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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Ranked #1 of 247 Attractions in Xi'an
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 figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations.
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“the emperor thought a lot of himself!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

the warriors were put in place to guard the emperor's tomb. All of the warriors on the outside of the group face out. The rest fact straight ahead. No two warriors are the same, the horses are magnificent and the part in the rear where the warriors are actually being reconstructed is awesome. Afternoon light makes for some phenomenal pictures!

Visited October 2012
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“Wow! Was not expecting this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Amazing exhibit!
Of course I knew of this archeological find, but had no idea how incredible this spectacular find was! This is a "must see"...the dig is in three separate buildings that equate to at least 10 football fields in size at various stages of excavation...we watched several workers carefully uncovering the precious find. We actually met the farmer who came across the warriors while digging for a well and shook his hand (me too)! If you have any sense of history, this is a MUST SEE!

Visited November 2012
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“Impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is an amazing scenery. Placing it in the context of Qin Shin Huang emperor reign (220 BC) and the 700,000 people and 38 years it took to build, you realize how small you are. It took the 3 of us ~1 hour from Xi'an to reach the place. We made a deal with the cab driver for 400 yuan to bring us there, wait for us (~2h) and bring us back home.
A must see.

Visited November 2012
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“Incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The must see attraction at XiAn. Well worth the effort. In fact, the reason we went to XiAn. But the the city wall is also a must see. A guided tour is not necessary as the signs provide plenty of information. Our guide was difficult to understand. The display is much better than expected, easy to walk around, the display is excellent and the museum is an added bonus.
Be careful of the rip-offs. The guide took us to a "reputable outlet" for collectables and then avoided all the stalls outside that provided much cheaper versions of the items we had just purchased. We felt a little disappointed.

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

A visit to the Terra-cotta warriors is a must do if you are visiting China. To be honest, we were not impressed by Xi'an and before visiting the Terra-cotta warriors, we were worried about our decision to go there instead of many of the other amazing sights in China that we passed up on. However, the Terra-cotta warriors make up for Xi'an. To see the different faces of each individual warrior is amazing. make sure that you plan enough time to just stand and be amazed by the place. In fact, it would be a good idea to take a set of binoculars so you can look and see the faces of some of the warriors towards the middle of the very large room. I had wanted to see the Terra-cotta warriors since I was a very young, and the visit did not disappoint!

Visited December 2011
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