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The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
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Half-Day Private Tour of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum
Ranked #1 of 336 things to do in Xi'an
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Must see”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Must see in Xian but very chinese commercialized like everything. Not as authentic as I thought. But still a must see!

Visited November 2012
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South Amboy, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“the emperor thought a lot of himself!!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

the warriors were put in place to guard the emperor's tomb. All of the warriors on the outside of the group face out. The rest fact straight ahead. No two warriors are the same, the horses are magnificent and the part in the rear where the warriors are actually being reconstructed is awesome. Afternoon light makes for some phenomenal pictures!

Visited October 2012
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Wow! Was not expecting this!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Amazing exhibit!
Of course I knew of this archeological find, but had no idea how incredible this spectacular find was! This is a "must see"...the dig is in three separate buildings that equate to at least 10 football fields in size at various stages of excavation...we watched several workers carefully uncovering the precious find. We actually met the farmer who came across the warriors while digging for a well and shook his hand (me too)! If you have any sense of history, this is a MUST SEE!

Visited November 2012
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is an amazing scenery. Placing it in the context of Qin Shin Huang emperor reign (220 BC) and the 700,000 people and 38 years it took to build, you realize how small you are. It took the 3 of us ~1 hour from Xi'an to reach the place. We made a deal with the cab driver for 400 yuan to bring us there, wait for us (~2h) and bring us back home.
A must see.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

The must see attraction at XiAn. Well worth the effort. In fact, the reason we went to XiAn. But the the city wall is also a must see. A guided tour is not necessary as the signs provide plenty of information. Our guide was difficult to understand. The display is much better than expected, easy to walk around, the display is excellent and the museum is an added bonus.
Be careful of the rip-offs. The guide took us to a "reputable outlet" for collectables and then avoided all the stalls outside that provided much cheaper versions of the items we had just purchased. We felt a little disappointed.

Visited November 2012
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