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“One of the wonders of the world” 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)
029-3911961
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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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“One of the wonders of the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I have seen the Pyramids but this is a much better experience. In fact totally mind-blowing. I suggest you read a book about the Terracotta Warriors before your visit and then skip the movie. I had already done my homework but someone who watched the movie said it lasted a very long 50 minutes, was in bad English and very out of date. My more up to date book also suggests that, from their description, the movie contains errors. Tour the pits in reverse order. Pit Three first, then Two and finally Pit One. This way you build up to an amazing climax. Avoid the gift shops and the guys selling Terracotta Warriors in the streets and surounding area. Enjoy!

Visited February 2013
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“A must visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

You can go on your own if you can find the bus station. It's pretty easy. This archaelogical dig leaves you with no words. If you are planning to go, plan to see the rooms in this order, Pit 2, Pit 3, and then Pit 1. If you do pit 1 first you will find the rest of the exhibit, underwhelming.

Visited January 2013
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“Soldier Soldier.. dont march away!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

8000 terracota soldiers, all unique by itself excavated in the ground under, in Xian.. surrounbded by lovely mountains and gardens, makes this place special and unique and a must see for travellers who like history and archaeology

Visited March 2012
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“History on an Epic Scale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Saw the Terracotta Army in June 2012 and was blown away by the sheer scale of it. Nothing quite prepares you for number of warriors or the intricacy of the designs or the vast size of the tomb.

Not wanting to spoil it for those with a hunger to see it...

If you can get to Xi'an, you have to see it!

Visited June 2012
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“Must visit place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Worth every penny, you feel connected to the history, preferable to visit in jan or feb . Student discount available : 60 yuans only. You can easily get a bus from Xi'an Railway Station and it takes 9 yuan only . Enjoy the trip guys. Contact me on QQ:1557006171 for more help (Y)

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