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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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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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“Don't Miss!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Yes..it will be crowded, so what? You can always find a spot where it's not...just look around and walk over there!
We were there on a Sunday...pouring rain outside, for a month, and packed! But...it's so huge and there are so many things to see...don't miss the artifacts in building 3, lots of Gold!
You can still see the farmer that found the site signing books in the gift store..amazing!!

Visited September 2014
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“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I know many people may disagree but for me the sheer distance to get here from anywhere for what it is was a bit of a let down. I have like most seen hundreds of photos of this museum and the Warriors I imagined so much more. On reality only one pit had a number of warrior's, the others are a work in progress. Dont get me wrong it is an amazing piece of history and modern day discovery but personally I felt a bit jibbed by the hype. Hundreds of tourists making the sight seeing even harder. Tour guides all trying to make a buck. The pits are well signed and story surrounding their discovery does not require a guide especially not for the price. You dont need a whole day here as some suggest. Typical hawker markets with high priced souvenirs outside musuem. Better shopping at bell tower market area for same goods and cheaper. Do it on your own by catching warrior buses from main xian rail outside north wall. It only costs 7 yuan for bus. Admission to warrior's is 150 yuan. For the cost and time getting to xian spend you're time elsewhere and enjoy the postcards. Cost for fast train around 600 yuan and then you need accommodation. Would recommend Grand soluxe international hotel for great hotel and location to station and the old wall. For me though wish I spent the extra time and money in Shanghai.

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“A highlight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It was the reason for us to coming to Xi'an even though just outside of the Terra-Cotta warriors looked like a deliberate ploy for tourists to part with their cash with all the tourist restaurants and shops.
Once inside the museum you get a better understanding of the size, the pits that house the warriors are huge and impressive and it is only when you get in that you get to see the details that went into the building of them.
Don't expect peace and quiet as hoards of Chinese rush around and barge you out of the way and step in front of you as you try to take your pictures.
You can't get that close to the Warriors and glad to say we have seen them if we came back to China it wouldn't be a must see again like the Great Wall would be.

Visited April 2014
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“Must do in China!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Went sept 30,day before national holiday started, got there early, and was very little crowd. Amazing for us and kids. Highly recommend a guide, ours had very good English, and a nice large van for our family of 4, kids 6 and almost 9. About 1 hour drive each way and you can easily do in 2.5-3 hours, and have a nice Chinese lunch just outside exit. Lots of shops and gifts at exit, but we found they are cheaper in the Muslim quarter.

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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The history of how this was found and what they have done to put this together, it is an amazing place to visit. The most fascinating fact that was mind boggling was each Warrior had a different face.

I don't want to ruin it for you... visit it and be amazed!

Visited September 2014
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