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The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China
+86 29 8139 9127
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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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Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China
+86 29 8139 9127
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Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I came here during the winter and it was snowing a lot. our bus couldn't continue because of the slippery road so we had to walk slowly and carefully being careful not to slip on the road. we reached the museum and it just got...More

Thank jasper_bear_polar
Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a well organized view of antiquity. Very accessible despite the overwhelming number of visitors. Take a guide with you, they know how to cut the lines and have access to lower viewing platforms.

Thank kwitsil
Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is one of the 'must dos' in life. If you get the opportunity to arrange a trip here, do so. It's fantastic. Words cannot fully explain the magnificent spectacular that affords you the moment you step into the viewing sheds.

Thank Tim J
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The terracotta warriors was an incredible experience. The drive from Xian was worth every minute of our trip.

Thank LouLou1968Lou
Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've been wanting to see the terracotta warriors for years, and I am glad that I went to see them. The soldiers and horses are stunning; every face is distinctly different, and the work that has been done to preserve and display them is obviously...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I have to say, this museum / actual excavation site was incredible. To see thousands of these soldiers lined up to protect the emperor's grave was fascinating! While we did not know much about the Warriors prior to our visit, the museum does a great...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed August 12, 2015

You can get your picture taken in pit 2 & 3 but the best was in pit 3 you have to pay extra. Didnt feel too impressed with emperors tomb but pit 1 was the best for the soldiers. I would get a guide so...More

Thank JHollie
Reviewed August 12, 2015

It was worth the trip. There are three excavation pits, although pit #1 is the most interesting. For the english speakers, you don't need to hire a guide. there is enough written in english, and, you probably wouldn't hear what the guide says as it...More

Thank Zigmonster
Reviewed August 12, 2015

A long time objective of mine, this was a well set out exhibit. Of course it was very busy, but with a little patience you could get a perfect position for both viewing and photos. The explanations on the internal guides were excellent and told...More

Thank KPR1955
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Speaking from experience, this was not on my list of places to see in China. And then I walked in to the first dig site. HOLY MOLY.. MUST SEE. This is an active dig site and the history what has been found is nothing short...More

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Afra O
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
Easier to stay in Xian with a range of accommodation types than in the site. It is only a shortish car ride to the pits and then allows access to all the other material around the old quarter
May 5, 2017|
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Response from karenkkl | Reviewed this property |
The museum is very crowded. Most exhibits might be difficult for them to view. Try to get there early to avoid the big, big crowds. I agree with Gabriele: how long are their attention spans and how long will they enjoy... More