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“Amazing!!!!” 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 248 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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“Amazing!!!!”
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 this discovery.Is is a must see for any one even slightly interested in hitory. We purchased a book and had it signed by one of the brothers who while digging a well discovered this site.

Visited November 2012
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“Finally some ancient chinese sights in a country tbat seems to have destroyed most of its past!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

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 battle is awe inspiring. If there is one place you visit in china, make it xian. And also cover the mausolem of emperor quin which is nearby. Together, it will be the best day you will spend in china.

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“worth while the visit”
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.

Visited February 2012
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“Amazing part of Chinese history”
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 tea mugs with elaborate designs. At the arena where the archaeological sites are we saw pits that are still being explored as well as pits that have already been uncovered and revealing thousands of terracotta warriors of various ranks and armor. It was quite amazing to think that it was discovered by the local farmer digging a well and now is a huge economic boon to the area.

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“Phenominal, must see!”
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 small museum of artifacts. Do not miss out on this amazing site!

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