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“Terra Cotta Army” 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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“Terra Cotta Army”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Worth to visit, it is near Emperor Qin mausuleum but not yet opened the tumb, it is only a park. Taxi may charge 400RMB to take you there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is a major tourist attraction, so expect crowds. Having said that it is a mind blowing experience. The story of how all these warriors lay undiscovered for overa 1000 years is incredible. China is such an extraordinary place which we in the west hardly know anything about. They had an advanced civilisation when we were still living in the trees and painting ourselves with woad.

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“Deserved to be another wonder of the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

When in China, Terracotta Worriers museum is a must to see, and really to spend time viewing each pitt, each worrier, each horse commissioned by Emperor Qin (2,000 years ago). Sadly, my group walked through a bit too fast...had they known that it took nearly 40 years and several thousands of lives lost from building this tomb of several hundred thousands of life-sized claysolders and horses, they might have dedicated a bit more time to appreciate both the terror (from the tyrant emperor) and the incredible human creativity and ability for such a monumental legacy left behind for us to witness. As of now, more than 7,000 pieces have been unearthed. Do not forget to stop by at the cinema, to watch a free 15-minute documentary in English. The ground, lawns and trees are well kept; take time to stroll around to appreciate how vast this tomb area is, with a mountain in the backgroun. And, there's no need to take the electric cart from the gate unless you can't really walk. Many shops on the way out to the parking lot once you leave the museum area. This is my second time visiting Terracotta museum and I still enjoyed and appreciated what I saw very much.

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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!!

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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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