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The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
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Xi'an One Day Bus Tour of Terracotta Army
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Half-Day Private Tour of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum
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Private Half-Day Tour of Xi'an Terracotta Warriors
Ranked #1 of 336 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 July 4, 2013

This is a great museum and very well put together. I would suggest a guide for a good detailed explanation of the site. It was about an hour and a half drive from the city center.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This place is super cool. Unfortunately, if you go when it is crowded, you'll be elbowing people for the best picture shot locations. There are 3 separate buildings, which pretty much show the same thing. The first main building has the archeology depicted. It is definitely a must see!

Thank vertrude
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Fantastic experience, my best in China: better than the Great Wall! This amazing discovery was made in 1974 and so it has been lying there for about 2200 years or so covered in dirt. The faces of the warriors is lifelike and haunting. Originally the warriors were brightly coloured but time has faded them yet they are being restored in this modern museum exhibit.

One word of caution: do not let the hotel "travel agency" book this trip for you, they will rip you off! Simply organize a taxi or driver service to take you there where you simply buy a ticket for 150 rmb. There is plenty of food, lots of souvenir vendors and it is really a full day trip but if you are in a hurry...it can be seen in about an hour and a half.

It is very hot in the summer so dress for the heat. Part of the exhibit is air conditioned so I suggest you see save that one for when you need a break from the baking hot heat. There are 3 main exhibits. Bring your camera and take your time. I truly love this place and it is the best, cleanest exhibit in China that I have found.

2  Thank twodoggzz
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

I was really excited about seeing the Terra-Cotta warriors but was left a little disappointed after the visit. Its an amazing sight and a nice walk around the Museum but the crowds and lack of Information provided ( unless you get your own private tour guide) made it less enjoyable. After Queuing for Entry Tickets- I was told at the Gate I needed to purchase a bus ticket also for entry- which was at a separate Ticket Office ( why not have the two tickets sold together if you cant enter without both!?!).. In Summary- Still a must see if your visiting Xian- but be prepared for the crowds!

Thank Laura87130
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

I have seen the traveling collection, but nothing prepares you for seeing these artifacts in person.

Learning the history behind the warriors and horses were amazing, as well as the care and diligence to reassemble the pieces.

7  Thank SFBayAreaTrekker
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