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“My dream coming true”

The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
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Private Half-Day Tour of Xi'an Terracotta Warriors
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Half-Day Private Tour of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum
Ranked #1 of 335 things to do in Xi'an
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Fee: Yes
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
Beaufort, Australia
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“My dream coming true”
Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

I alway wanted to get there it was my dream, and finally I get there, yes it was grandiose, incredible, I really enjoy this tour, and the history who go with it. When I think how much work was involved to get a statue from start to finish it is incredible , and no one face statue look like the other, over wise the person who made the statue will be put to deaf. Nice future. There is so much to learn.

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“vast complex - emperor's tomb is miles away”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

welcome to this vast complex of replicas of emperor's soldiers and chariots. the craftsmanship of old is really remarkable. And this is not even near the emperor's tomb. what will they unearth next?

However, visiting this site once is enough for me. Probably my children can return in future to see the emperor's tomb.

This visit was part of our Xian city day tour from Beijing. It is very convenient to buy an overnight train sleeping berth ticket from Beijing to Xian; pre-engaged a travel guide for the day who will bring you back to the train station in the evening. We also visited the Muslim quarters - lots of shopping and foodstuff available.

Visited December 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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“Do it in the winter.”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is a magnificent site, perhaps the most interesting in China. We went in December and had the place virtually to ourselves. It's cold inside the museum, so dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. If you read a little online before going you won't need a guide. I arranged for a car and driver from the Sofitel which insured a smooth coming and going, 600 RMB for the trip. You'll be very sorry if you try to visit this museum in peak season, it will be a madhouse, and you'll be bumped and jostled and not see much. We were able to linger, move at our own pace, and just really enjoy everything.

Visited December 2012
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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“Dream come true”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Our visit to the terra-cotta warriors was a dream come true. I have never experienced history this close before. The visit is a must if you are visiting china. Xian is a 2-3 hours plane ride from Shnaghai or Beijing. Xian is a quaint friendly city in the middle of china mainland wrapped by the fortress walls. The warrior site is about an hour or so away. Its all covered to not to worry about weather. You can take pictures but no flash. We also met the farmer who accidentally dug the site and he signs the cards or books if you want. Take an english speaking guide and you are golden as you will know the rich history of the place.

Visited April 2012
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“Extraordinary monument to one man's folly”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is one of the most awe-inspiring sites you could ever see. We travelled in November which was cold but the museum was spectacular with a walkway around an impressive array of excavated warriors & horses. We had a local guide (a great idea) who gave us background then left us to wander around the 4 pits (one is empty). There is a surround cinema with reconstructions of the manufacture of the warriors. We also went to a factory where we were shown how the warriors were made (supposedly the only authentic factory). There were lots of pottery models to buy plus an enormous array of beautiful furniture. The warriors were a monument to one man - China's first emperor. Hundreds of thousands died during construction over 37 years & I think he bankrupted the country in that time so there was a rebellion after he died. There is a great story after he died involving fish - check it out. You can purchase a book concerning the warriors signed by the man who found them in 1974.

Visited November 2012
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