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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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“Incredible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

This must be one of the greatest discoveries in modern times (1974). The warriors first made (of clay) and then destroyed more than 2,000 years ago but were just discovered (by a farmer, drilling for water) less than 40 years ago. Three huge, covered pits (each about 2 or 3 football fields long) are open to the public featuring thousands of warriors and horses that were put back together after being destroyed. There are another 595 or so pits still in the works and discoveries are still being made. On our recent 10-day trip to China, this site ranked up there with the Great Wall as the must-see attractions.

Visited November 2012
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“Very impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Exhibits were very impressive. The gift shop needs to find better wrapping material for the smaller Terra Cotta warriors. If you purchase a smaller warrior, the gift shop wraps them only in a course paper and puts the warrior in a small cardboard box. Since the warriors are relatively fragile, I don't think this is sufficient. It would be much better to use something like bubble wrap.

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“My dream coming true”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

I alway wanted to get there it was my dream, and finally I get there, yes it was grandiose, incredible, I really enjoy this tour, and the history who go with it. When I think how much work was involved to get a statue from start to finish it is incredible , and no one face statue look like the other, over wise the person who made the statue will be put to deaf. Nice future. There is so much to learn.

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“vast complex - emperor's tomb is miles away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

welcome to this vast complex of replicas of emperor's soldiers and chariots. the craftsmanship of old is really remarkable. And this is not even near the emperor's tomb. what will they unearth next?

However, visiting this site once is enough for me. Probably my children can return in future to see the emperor's tomb.

This visit was part of our Xian city day tour from Beijing. It is very convenient to buy an overnight train sleeping berth ticket from Beijing to Xian; pre-engaged a travel guide for the day who will bring you back to the train station in the evening. We also visited the Muslim quarters - lots of shopping and foodstuff available.

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“Do it in the winter.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is a magnificent site, perhaps the most interesting in China. We went in December and had the place virtually to ourselves. It's cold inside the museum, so dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. If you read a little online before going you won't need a guide. I arranged for a car and driver from the Sofitel which insured a smooth coming and going, 600 RMB for the trip. You'll be very sorry if you try to visit this museum in peak season, it will be a madhouse, and you'll be bumped and jostled and not see much. We were able to linger, move at our own pace, and just really enjoy everything.

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