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“Great time, a bit crowded during holiday” 4 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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2-Day Private Tour in Xi’an: Terracotta Warriors...
Ranked #1 of 240 Attractions in Xi'an
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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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.
Shanghai, China
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“Great time, a bit crowded during holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We were very impressed with the modern facilities have been built around this amazing discovery. The crowds during Chinese New Year holiday made it a bit slower and more difficult to get around and see inside, but we managed and still enjoyed the experience! When crowded, consider walking to the main building that houses the Terra-cotta Warriors, instead of taking a tram. It does not take that long to walk (10 minutes) and is a pleasant walking area. There are a lot of vendors selling Terra-cotta warrior replicas here, but they can also be purchased at the Muslim Quarter--for much less cost.

Visited February 2013
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“Fantastic " pomp and majesty"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Must see for our family of six, on our" Grand Tour of China". The place is packed, mostly with Chinese tourists cameras at the ready. Don't give up it is worth it.......Oh to have been a Chinese Emperor To be able to acquire such a skilled workforce with imagination, see if you can the different expressions on the warriors faces. Watch the slow pace that the conservers work at. We felt overwhelmed to have seen such a spectacle. This is once in a lifetime, go for it!!!!!!!!!

Visited June 2012
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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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