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The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

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Address: Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China (Formerly The Terracotta Army,Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses)
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One of the most significant archaeological finds in the world, this...

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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Highlight of tour of China

We visit while on an escorted tour of China. Amazing site. Lived up to expectation. Several pits to view. Warriors in such detail. Work is still continuing with lots of warriors... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 17, 2015
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Ripley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visit while on an escorted tour of China. Amazing site. Lived up to expectation. Several pits to view. Warriors in such detail. Work is still continuing with lots of warriors numbered with pieces missing and pieces everywhere.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you plan to take quality pictures at the warriors site, keep in mind the sculptures are at quit some distance (except the three in the glass vitrines) and illumination is low in the huge halls (halls are similar constructions as many railway stations). Hence, one needs to shoot at high light sensitivity (high ISO) setting. A wide angle lens... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is truly one of the wonders of the world. How could they build this over 2000 years ago. It is just amazing to see this in person. Go early to avoid the rush. Also remember that you can see all the amazing figures by walking to the right when you enter the first pit. everyone stand directly in front... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

I went with group tour, It was very interesting ,It was great work .8000 Soldiers ,130 chariots with 520 horses to protect the Emperor after life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place really is incredible and lives up to the hype. Our first stop was the cinema to see a film about the warriors. The emperor wanted to have any army to protect him in his next life so had thousands of terracotta warriors built and arranged in a tomb. The emperor died suddenly on a visit to the site... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

To gaze at Pit 3, with the hundreds of warriors and the knowledge that more await extraction, is truly a wonder. We had a guide, which was helpful because we got a lot of info, such as the fact that the warriors have vibrant color when unearthed, but the color fades within a few hours. Thus, the currently hundreds more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

To think that China's greatest archaeological discovery began with a farmer's discovery while digging a well in 1974 - incredible. This cavernous museum of over 6000 life-sized terra cotta warriors and horses is said to be just the beginning of the number of statues presumed to be still unearthed. These statues are so life-like, detailed with characteristics of the humans... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was looking forward to visiting the museum as I had been to the exhibition in London. However, whilst the scale and detail of the figures were impressive, the museum did not provide as much information as I received in London which came as a bit of a shock! That said, it is definitely worth a visit but be prepared... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2015

Truly stunning in person. I was not prepared to be so emotional about seeing this army. But avoid this area during a public holiday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2015

everyone has seen pics of the terra-cotta warriors and horses and some of us have seen original ones when they have been exhibited in our own countries/areas but when i first stepped into Pit 1 i was absolutely blown away by the enormity of the pit. then you see what has been excavated, so far, from this pit and you... More 

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