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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: 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
Haifa, Israel
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“Amazing! must see”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

As in any place in China everything is crowded, how ever once you have a good guide that takes you and know his way arround it makes everything so easy- we traveled with China Tour Advisors and we where so Happy. The knowledge and the history was well told by our tour guide- So thank you RU!

Visited April 2013
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“Just WOW”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is such a brilliant find! nothing comes close the feeling of looking down at the pits and seeing rows and rows of terracotta warriors in battle formation. Each warrior with a different face and different characteristics to the next. No one piece is the same. We hired a guide for around 150RMB just outside the entrance and it was well worth the extra money! how to get there ....Do not take a tour that will charge you sky high prices instead go to the Xian Railway station and the bus station is to the east of the rail ways station behind a convenience Store. There you will see many green buses - all of these are tourist buses which will take you to various destinations . you need to catch the 306 bus which will take you all the way to the terracotta warriors for 7RMB which is a Bargain! You can catch the same number bus to return to the Xian Railway Station for 7 Yuan. Buses are frequent . we didn't have to wait for even 10 minutes . The museum and the 3 pits were just the highlight of our trip in China and not even the great wall delighted us as much as this wonderful site. This place is just fascinating and incredibly rich in culture and history . it is only rivalled by that of the pyramids in Egypt. this is a Must do in Xian.

Visited March 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Highlight of the area”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

I had no idea of how impressive this was! There are three pits which house these Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. They were uncovered by four farmers working their fields, or so I was told. I believe that they are still working on this today. One will be in awe when they see these!

Visited March 2013
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“Dont miss”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Massive tourist draw so expect queues but there's so much to see you can escape a tiny bit. Vast areas of excavated ground. Fascinating story of how they were found. Buy a book - bit pricey but you'll be able to read it in more detail when you get home and the pictures will be better. Get it signed by the farmer who found them if you can. He won't let you photograph him unless you pay! Stunning site - another world wonder

Visited October 2012
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“Just for my "been there done that" experience”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Wanted to queue up for the green official & direct Tourist Bus 306 at Train Station but the queue was like a huge WW for not less than 200 people and didn't seem to move. So we quit, walked to the back of train station thinking to walk to Tang Paradise tourist spot. Suddenly we saw bus 914 with the wording going to this place via Huaqing Hotspring, so we went up standing (it was full) and paid 8 RMB each. Faster than waiting at the station.

Quite interesting museum but entrance tickets cost too much in high season (150 RMB from memory). Same for everywhere in China. Half of the amount should be fine. But couldn't imagine how the crowd would be if tickets were cheaper.

There were 3 pits and I completed after a couple of hours. Not into history but I find it fascinating to think of the reason they made these tombs for so many terracotta soldiers & horses.

There are many places to eat and many souvenir shops around.

Visited April 2013
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