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“This is truly the 8th Wonder of the World!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China (Formerly The Terracotta Army,Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses)
029- 81399127
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Half-Day Private Tour of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum
Ranked #1 of 333 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.
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“This is truly the 8th Wonder of the World!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This was just unbelievable to see. So many 'soldiers' and horses! Just incredible!! Must see....There are 3 buildings of the soldiers and horses to see. Quite an expansive exhibit. Worth the trip to see.

Visited March 2013
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“A very interesting and educational trip.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Seeing the Terracotta Warriors and learning about the history of how and why they were made has changed the way I see Chinese ancient history. Its amazing how anyone could think of such things like those and how they could make it in such a big scale. It's simply unthinkable.

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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Its worth visiting all Pits, a guide is useful. Lunch upstairs in the only onsite restaurant is for foreigners, tasty and cheap.
A pity all visitors are required to leave through the market-like maze of stalls, it marrs the experience.

Visited March 2013
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“Great place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We got up early and took a taxi to Tang Palace South gate and used the local bus 307 at the stupidly cheap price of CNY8. We used the bus as the taxi including waiting should have been around CNY500 and we wanted the local experience. The bus took about 1.5h, guess longer if rush hour. We got on the bus at 8:20 and the traffic was OK.
Going back we took the bus 306 and that was much better, padded seats and not allowed to stand in the bus and actually cheaper at CNY7, much reccomended. That bus took us to the Xi'An railway station.

The entrance to the terracotta warriors is a bit expensive but certanly worth it.
We entered the site around 10-ish and it were pretty empty and had a good 3 hours exploring the three different pits.

Don't get fooled by the guy's holding Terracotty finguines under the coats inside the pits and sell them for CNY100 for the set, they are CNY10-15 (after hard barganing) outside the pits.

Bring a camera/lens that could take photo's in pretty dark enviroment, flash is not accepted everwhere.

Outside the pits there are some food stalls and we found one of our favorites there.

The ticket also allow you to go to Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, we did go there for the afternoon and it is a nice park area there, the rest is not that interesting, we liked it but if time is short, skip it.

Outside of the terracotta warriors and the bus 306 there are some old ladies selling traditional Chinese handicraft at very good price.

Visited March 2013
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“A Must-see for the Bucket List”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

There is nothing that compares to the scale of this Museum. Nor can you easily wrap your mind around what it took to make it - certainly one of the greatest artistic endeavors of all time.

Visited March 2013
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