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“The best thing I saw in 2 weeks in China!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

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 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.
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The best thing I saw in 2 weeks in China!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Absolutely amazing...every warrior is unique. Nothing quite like this anywhere in the world. Make sure you have a tour guide who can explain to you the story behind the warriors.

Visited May 2013
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“A MUST TO SEE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

A spectacular view of carving of statutues in true replica and life size form . Its amazing to see the details through which care was taken to emphasize the minutest details .The amazing thing is that they took care to carve it in such a way that there are holes in each statue so that the air can circulate to avoid any deformity which could have been caused due to indifference in outside temperature .It is said it was coloured in true identity of soldiers as all faces are different .It was coloured as well but the exposure to oxygen in air has caused reactions which faded away the original colour.It was buried deep in the ground as was supposed to be the emperor's army which would come alive in his next world .The soldiers are arranged in rows and posed as though ready for attack . Truly a great art and a sad history .It is said all artists were killed to keep the secret .It was discovered only recently when a farmers body was being buried and one of he statues was dug out . A must attraction for all those who love art .

Visited February 2013
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“An unbelievable and unforgettable trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

If you visit Xi';an, a trip to the Terra-cotta Warriors is required. This is a breathtaking cultural resource that once seen will never be forgotten.

Visited May 2013
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Takes your breathe away when you first enter Pit 1. It was the same emperor who requested the terracotta army as had the Great Wall of China built so he is responsible for two of the great wonders of the world!

Visited May 2013
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“"Terra Cotta Soldiers" – The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Travel tip: hire a driver and guide, or just a driver. Be at the museum at the opening, take the tram (5 yuan) eliminating 10 minutes walking and putting you in the door almost immediately.

As you exit into the market area on the right, note the opportunity to dress up as the empress or emperor.. Apparently most Westerners do not do this, although we certainly dress in the Western garb in the states.

If you are there in cherry season, try them. Excellent!

Visited May 2013
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