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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 337 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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We took the sleeper train from Beijing to Xián just to see the worriers and it was well worth it. By chance we met one of the farmers that discovered them. the whole place is very impressive.

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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!

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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.

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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!

Thank DayTripper084
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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

Thank Duddlydoright
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