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“Amazing, can't wait to visit again in the future” 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 249 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.
Brisbane, Australia
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“Amazing, can't wait to visit again in the future”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

My husband and I caught the bus from the Xi'an train station. It was Y9 each, one way. It was a green bus with yellow writing on the side saying Xi'an train station <--> Terracotta Warriors, very easy to identify and the conductor let us know when it was our stop. It took about 50minutes and was very easy.

It dropped us off on the road and we walked through this odd complex to another paedestrian street running through the Warriors Museum complex. The ticket booth was difficult to find when we turned right, and then we had to backtrack for about a kilometre to get to the actual entrance to the museum. It was all relatively well sign-posted though. It was easy to ignore touts.

We started in Pit 3 by accident and it was bit underwhelming due to being only partially-excavated, however by the time we got to Pit 1, we were very excited. The detail and enormity of the complex is astounding. Even without an audio guide, we had a fantastic time and got enough information out of the Chinese/English information boards dotted around each pit. It snowed the whole time we were there too, which was a novelty for us.

To get back to Xi'an, we walked back out to the main road and hailed down the same green bus with yellow writing going in the opposite direction. Don't believe your hotel if they tell you it's too difficult to get there without a driver! Our hotel tried to sell us a driver for Y1000 return! We spent two hours at the Warriors, you could easily spend hours more if you read every bit of information and looked at all the sites in the Exhibition Centre.

We can't wait to go back again in ten years and see what progress has been made with the excavation!

Visited February 2013
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“Brings a tear to the eye”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Amazing to behold. Was most impressed by the uniqueness of the warriors - no mass-production here. An added bonus was the bronze figurines.

Recommend going in the off-season as you can just tell it would be a total zoo in the summer. On a cold day, be sure to dress warmly as it gets quite drafty and chilly in some of the pit buildings.

Easily done in one long day trip from Beijing. I opted for high speed rail there (5 hours) and flight back (2 hours), but you could take an overnight train back, too.

Visited February 2013
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“History & Fascinating display”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Amazing field and layout of warriors, and the sheer volume of discovered artifacts and stories behind it all will mesmerize

Visited February 2013
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“Terracotta Army”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Luckily we went on CNY eve and the place was deserted - must have been 50 people in total - pace was a ghost town. Personally I was a little underwhelmed with the experience - little information is provided about the site so research before you go and it may be more meaningful.

Visited February 2013
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“It was ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I was expecting a spectacular site but it was pretty average for me. I went with a friend who absolutely loved it. This is a day trip, no need to stay in Xian as there isn't much to do. If you are staying in Beijing you take a 7/8am flight from Beijing when you arrive at Xian you hire a car and driver for 8 hours that will take you directly to all the sites starting with the Terracotta Army. You can take a flight back in the evening.

Visited July 2012
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