We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Save
Book In Advance
  
Ways to Experience The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
from $33.00
More Info
from $135.50
More Info
from $70.00
More Info
Reviews (13,655)
Filter reviews
8,726 results
Traveler rating
6,900
1,397
332
72
25
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
6,900
1,397
332
72
25
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bucket list bronze chariots mind blowing terra cotta warriors amazing sight awe inspiring life size public bus sheer size worth the trip mind boggling terracotta army ticket office take your time tour guide railway station visiting china
Filter
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 8,726 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

Well laid out. Take your time to enjoy the view. They are constantly working on this site so it will have more and more to see in the future. We went with a guide who knew so much about the site which was super-helpful.

Thank EBY_NYC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday

Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses (秦始皇兵馬俑博物館) is located in the east of Xi’an (西安) about 37 km (23 mi) from Xi'an Railroad Station and about one hour by car. The purpose of these more than 8,000 life-size terra-cotta warriors, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses was believed to protect the Emperor Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇, (259 - 210BC) in the afterlife. It was first discovered on 29 March 1974 by farmers digging water wells. Four 7 m (23 ft) deep key pits have been excavated. They are located roughly 1.5 km (0.93 mi) east of the Qin Shi Huang burial mound. Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses was opened in 1979 and listed on UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

We took the car to the site in about an hour. It had a large parking lot. We went directly to the ticket booth and decided to hire a licensed guide because we only had 2 hours here. We arrived at noon time, and the guide suggested we visit the Qin Shi Huang Emperor Tomb Artifact Exhibition Hall (秦始皇帝陵文物陳列廳) first. There are many excavated items in the on-site displays in the exhibition hall. The most extraordinary displays were the life-size bronze chariots and horses. After the exhibition hall, we went to the 3.473 Hectare (8.6 acre) Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. We visited the largest pit, Pit 1, first. Here we saw the stunning excavation site with a huge space for the Terra-cotta charioteers and infantrymen in battle formation. The guide told us there are 6,000+ figures and 50 chariots in Pit 1. Next we went to the smallest pit, Pit 3, where the command center was for entire terracotta army in both Pit 1 and Pit 2. Last but not least, we went to the Pit 2 where we saw all kinds of terra-cotta which includes infantries, cavalries, chariot warriors and archers.

We spent only 2.5 hours here in a rush because we had other places to see. You can take photographs but are not allowed to use flash or tripods, but some visitors just ignored the rules. I would like to suggest at least reserving a half day here in order to discover more in such an amazing historical site. Hire a guide if you have limited time to spend here. Otherwise you can go by your own and spend more time on what you would really like to see.

Thank jameshuang
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The amazing museum is a complex of the buildings where the soldiers have been found . In 1974 a farmer found a soldier while digging a well . The excuvation continues today. There are 3 pits with soldiers and a museum with chariots . The building is not heated or air conditioned . The lighting is low but easy terrain to walk . Only 1/6 of the soldiers have been excavated in pit #1. There are many toilets available . There are restaurants and gift shops available throughout the complex . It was stunning to see the individual faces , sizes and uniforms.

Thank laj2e7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday

Its a busy, very crowded experience that is absolutely worth it. The Terra-Cotta Warriors are one of the worlds wonders. Do it.

Thank Jeff E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday

you need a few hours to appreciate this magnificent archeology site. Food at the restaurant is not good.Street options are a better choice if you have time.

Thank Antonio M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday

absolutely unbelievable there are not enough words to describe the wonder of this site and how they have put it back together

Thank gareth c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much to see and do. Much more than I had expected to see and do. The level of detail that went into each and every Warrior, the layout as well as how it was setup is just mind boggling.
The farmer that sunk the well that led to the discovery of those first fragments is still there and is available to sign books and postcards (for a fee)

Thank Liqamanaga
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the wonders of the world. Over 6000 terra cotta warriors rebuilt over 45 years. the view is stunning when entering. A definite must see.

Thank Richard B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago

Magazine articles and essays about this historical site do not come close to adequately representing the breathtaking view available in person. One must never be within a reasonable distance of the terra cotta warriors without taking the time to visit. One word of caution: arrive when the gates open or you will be caught up with the thousands of visitors who show up within minutes after the gates are open

Thank Reklaw252
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth the trip to see this amazing site...the burial place of the first emperor of China. The site is just enormous...there are three separate areas where they have exposed the “army”. Also in Xi’an their ancient city wall. It encircles the town - it’s complete and it is amazing.

1  Thank cathycakes2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews