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The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
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Self-Guided Private Day Tour: Tickets For The Terracotta Warriors With...
Ranked #1 of 334 things to do in Xi'an
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 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
Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2012


Absolutely amazing.
The farmer was present at the time and got a signed copy.
The area is massive with 4 museums to go too. More of the warriors are being discovered everyday as they excavate more and more.

This is one of China's most important historical location.
UNESCO World Heritage Site says it all.

The warriors are larger than life with facial expression so carefully created.
Look at the ''kneeling archer warrior'' even on the sole of his shoe its decorated...what attention to detail.

''Eight wonder of the World''

Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Do not miss”
Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

This has been on my bucket list and I was not disappointed. Thousands of life size soldiers! Do hire a guide to really understand what you are seeing and to get the most out of the entire museum. It is awe inspiring. Do the cheesy tourist thing and buy the fake miniature soldiers from a vendor. You can get five for about $2. A nice memory if you can get them home. Late fall is a great time to go because there were fewer crowds and the weather was not hot or cold.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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“Spectacular site to visit even though it is probably all a fake”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

The Terracotta Warriors are totally fake. Still, worth checking out. We went to the Terra Cotta warriors museum with a tour. It is amazing what they have built there.
You can read the history of how they discovered these statues, but if you believe everything you hear or see in China you are naive. A tour of these statues taken to Germany in 07 were proven to not be very old. You can meet the farmer who first discovered these statues over 40 years ago and get his autograph. However, if you google the terra cotta warriors farmer, you will see at least 10 different men playing the same role. For shame.
If you investigate this further, you will agree with me.

Visited May 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Must do”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

I had so high expectations of this, knowing the scale of China nowadays in architecture that I was a bit disappointed by the place. Not much explanation on how the soldiers were made. I was with a local friend who convinced one of the statue souvenir seller to bring us to his 'factory'. That was really interesting...
If you want to bring back a human size statue, you have lot of room for bargaining!!

Visited January 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“What humans could do without current technology is mind blowing!”
Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Again, best time to travel is winter... Few tourists and maximum photo and experience opportunities. We had a personal guide for two days who took us here but guides can be arranged at sight... reccomended.

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