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“Expensive entrance ticket” 4 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- 81399127
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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.
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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“Expensive entrance ticket”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Lunch nearby restaurant wasn't too good and awfully expensive. The artifacts are a real wonder. Signage wasn't too clear. Too many people outside trying to push sales of souvenirs.

Visited March 2015
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“Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This is why you go to Xian, amazing full size terracotta figures. I asked our guide why there were no women, he thinks they were buried with him. The emperors tomb has not been opened yet.

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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Mind boggling. Se if you can catch the man who first found the Warriors when he went to dig a well on his farm. Thousands of statues, all different and they are still digging.

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“Terra Cotta Tips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This attraction has been well reviewed, so there's no need to describe it. I will share a couple of tips to make your visit, and you SHOULD go there, better. First of all, read about, and watch YouTube videos about the Terra Cotta Warriors before you go. It will help you understand what you're seeing. Spending the money for a tour or guide is also a good idea if you want to get the maximum benefit out of your visit.
Don't go in the summer. In fact, don't go anywhere in China in the summer. We went in March and the weather and number of tourists was manageable.
Numerous reviews have said to visit the pits in reverse order. I'm recommending just the opposite. Go early, and go to pit number one first. Yes, you'll see the best first, but you will be able to spend some time looking at them before the crowds get too bad. Remember, lots of other visitors are going to the other pits first!
If you wish to purchase a box o' warriors (4 miniature warriors and 1 horse) as a souvenir, your best bet is from one of the guys at pit 1. We bought ours for one US dollar. Others in our group decided later that they wanted one, and had to pay more elsewhere.
Like most places in China, be prepared to walk. It's not difficult walking, but it's quite a distance from the parking lot and from pit to pit.

Visited March 2015
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“A World Wonder!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Terra-cotta warriors museum is a world wonder for sure! It is an amazing find and the farmer who discovered it is still meets visitors at the museum. The Warriors are larger than life sized and are distinct in their character by dress and stance. It cover a vast area and this was part of the burial ritual of the Emperor who needed his solders in the afterlife. During the winter there are less tourists and you can get up close and really see this amazing wonder.

Visited January 2015
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