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“This is reason you visit Xian and China for that matter!” 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 247 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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“This is reason you visit Xian and China for that matter!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is my second visit here and this time with my family. It's everything you heard and read about so check it off your bucket list. First, make sure to visit the neighboring Emperor Bath House/Springs first. This is located next to a volcano which heats this mineral rich water that all the royalties bathed for hundreds of years. Tour guides don't speak the best english here though.

Next, head to the Terra-cotta warrior museum! When purchasing the main ticket, you are given the option of a golf cart ride to the museum. Yes, it is a piddly price but worth it to save time/energy. Also, definitely hire one of the official English tour guides. It makes a world of a difference. We had Cindy (doing this for 8 years) and she was great. I would start with Pit 2 first, then onto Pit 3 and finish with Pit 1. Make sure to arrive at the front entrance of Pit 1 to get that WOW effect of seeing all those excavated soldiers.

The cinema which showed a brief history of the QIN dynasty was very disappointing and run down. Previously, it was well done but needs a makeover. The audio alternates in english and chinese between showings so choose carefully otherwise you won't know what's going on.

I would skip the "farmer" signing and photo session! All in all a great time!!

Visited March 2013
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“Incomparable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Spectacular, unique. All of the superlatives that have been used to describe/explain this site are true, but can only approximate overwhelming feeling of being there. An exceptionally moving experience

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“This is truly the 8th Wonder of the World!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This was just unbelievable to see. So many 'soldiers' and horses! Just incredible!! Must see....There are 3 buildings of the soldiers and horses to see. Quite an expansive exhibit. Worth the trip to see.

Visited March 2013
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“A very interesting and educational trip.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Seeing the Terracotta Warriors and learning about the history of how and why they were made has changed the way I see Chinese ancient history. Its amazing how anyone could think of such things like those and how they could make it in such a big scale. It's simply unthinkable.

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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Its worth visiting all Pits, a guide is useful. Lunch upstairs in the only onsite restaurant is for foreigners, tasty and cheap.
A pity all visitors are required to leave through the market-like maze of stalls, it marrs the experience.

Visited March 2013
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