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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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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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“Must Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

You have to visit this if you are in Xi'an, there is so much to see. There is a lot to see but well worth it.

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“Awe-inspiring site... A must see in China!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The story of the terra cotta soldiers, how they came to be there, how they got discovered, and the way they have been preserved and are being restored is a site not to be missed on any visit to China. It takes about 3 hours to see the whole site, and a one hour car ride from Xian each way. Well worth it, even if you are not particularly interested in archeology. The way the government has chosen to showcase this discovery is quite modern and western in many ways.

Visited June 2013
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“breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The excavation site is very large and only 30-40% of excavations are yet completed. I watched the national geographic documentary on PBS but nothing prepares for this in reality: the detail , the individualized features, the colors on newly restored objects. ( Initially the lacquered layer of paint disappeared as soon as the fragments were brought into the air and dried up. This has now been prevented by a new technique and makes the impression so much more alive -like).

Visited May 2013
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“Definitely worth a vist!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Of course if your coming to Xi'an the chances are you already have the Terracotta Army on your radar! It's definitely worth seeing anyway if it isn't! I would recommend on visiting the Pits in a different order though, if you do the 2nd and 3rd first and then do the 1st pit last as of course you would be saving the most spectacular until last. If you went to the them in order I guess you would be a little underwhelmed with the last 2 :)!

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“The best thing I saw in 2 weeks in China!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Absolutely amazing...every warrior is unique. Nothing quite like this anywhere in the world. Make sure you have a tour guide who can explain to you the story behind the warriors.

Visited May 2013
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