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“Fantastic " pomp and majesty"”

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 335 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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic " pomp and majesty"”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Must see for our family of six, on our" Grand Tour of China". The place is packed, mostly with Chinese tourists cameras at the ready. Don't give up it is worth it.......Oh to have been a Chinese Emperor To be able to acquire such a skilled workforce with imagination, see if you can the different expressions on the warriors faces. Watch the slow pace that the conservers work at. We felt overwhelmed to have seen such a spectacle. This is once in a lifetime, go for it!!!!!!!!!

Visited June 2012
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“One of the wonders of the world”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

I have seen the Pyramids but this is a much better experience. In fact totally mind-blowing. I suggest you read a book about the Terracotta Warriors before your visit and then skip the movie. I had already done my homework but someone who watched the movie said it lasted a very long 50 minutes, was in bad English and very out of date. My more up to date book also suggests that, from their description, the movie contains errors. Tour the pits in reverse order. Pit Three first, then Two and finally Pit One. This way you build up to an amazing climax. Avoid the gift shops and the guys selling Terracotta Warriors in the streets and surounding area. Enjoy!

Visited February 2013
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“A must visit!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

You can go on your own if you can find the bus station. It's pretty easy. This archaelogical dig leaves you with no words. If you are planning to go, plan to see the rooms in this order, Pit 2, Pit 3, and then Pit 1. If you do pit 1 first you will find the rest of the exhibit, underwhelming.

Visited January 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Soldier Soldier.. dont march away!!”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

8000 terracota soldiers, all unique by itself excavated in the ground under, in Xian.. surrounbded by lovely mountains and gardens, makes this place special and unique and a must see for travellers who like history and archaeology

Visited March 2012
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“History on an Epic Scale”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Saw the Terracotta Army in June 2012 and was blown away by the sheer scale of it. Nothing quite prepares you for number of warriors or the intricacy of the designs or the vast size of the tomb.

Not wanting to spoil it for those with a hunger to see it...

If you can get to Xi'an, you have to see it!

Visited June 2012
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