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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)
029- 81399127
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Best Xi'an Small-Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors and Ancient City Wall Bike Tour
Ranked #1 of 319 things to do in Xi'an
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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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“Not to be missed”
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 recommend getting the book, which comes with a packet of post cards.

Visited September 2012
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“The place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Go after 1pm to avoid morning coaches. All the building are close to eachother. Museum is excellent. Avoid the hawkers

Visited October 2012
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“fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Really amazing experience seeing the terra-cotta warriors. Book a tour guide when you arrive at the location and you'll have a nice overview. Beware it's a bit of a walk to the main museums from the parking lot.

Visited October 2012
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“Fascinating - avoid crowds and go in November.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We spent 2 nights in Xi'an to see the warriors. Fantastic experience. If you hate crowds visit in November as we found it very quiet in China terms. There were no other westerners and no big tour groups. We hired a private car with driver and guide which was easy and reasonably priced. That way you learn a great deal about the history of the city on the 1 hour trip there.

Visited November 2012
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“Have a guide otherwise it is VERY boring”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Be prepared to wait for one hour just to get a glimpse of men made of clay. If you are not into history or acient china than go to Mc Donalds instead. If you decide to go anyway than get a guide becuase there are a lot of other things.

Visited September 2012
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