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“Finally some ancient chinese sights in a country tbat seems to have destroyed most of its past!”

The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
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Ranked #1 of 332 things to do in Xi'an
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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.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Finally some ancient chinese sights in a country tbat seems to have destroyed most of its past!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

A visit to china can be very dissapointing for someone who expects to see one of the world's oldest civilizations. Most cities like guangzhou, shanghai, shenzen, etc have almost no historical sights to see. Xian is the one exception. The terracotta warriors are incredible - a real insight into ancient china. The sight of hundreds of lifelike warriors ready for battle is awe inspiring. If there is one place you visit in china, make it xian. And also cover the mausolem of emperor quin which is nearby. Together, it will be the best day you will spend in china.

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“worth while the visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is a unique site, and very impressive too see. I would recommend going with a guide to get the stories and background which will add to the experience.

Visited February 2012
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“Amazing part of Chinese history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

We travelled to the site just outside Xian by coach for about one hour. we stopped at a terracotta pottery works to have an explanation of the process and the opportunity to buy almost any type of pottey imaginable. full scale replicas of the warriors were on offer and could be shipped anywhere you wished! Wwe opted for some elegant tea mugs with elaborate designs. At the arena where the archaeological sites are we saw pits that are still being explored as well as pits that have already been uncovered and revealing thousands of terracotta warriors of various ranks and armor. It was quite amazing to think that it was discovered by the local farmer digging a well and now is a huge economic boon to the area.

Visited November 2012
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“Phenominal, must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

A must-do while in Xi'an! This amazing excavation site is home to appx. 8,000 lifesized warriors burried about 2,000 years ago that was unearthed in the 70's by a farmer digging a well. It is amazing to see and they have done a wonderful job setting up the three pits for viewing, as well as highlighting the ruins with a small museum of artifacts. Do not miss out on this amazing site!

Visited November 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Amazing.
Hire a guide at the gate. They seem a bit pushy, but find one that communicates well with you and hire him/her to show you around. Or else, you will be walking aimlessly for hours!

Visited July 2012
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