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The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
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Reviewed today via mobile

About 46-60 minutes from Xi’an. Definitely worth the trip. Plan on spending a few hours. Can be pretty crowded but you will be able to get good views of the statues.

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Reviewed yesterday

Truly amazing to experience this wonder today as it now is...to witness what was built, then destroyed and then meticulously rebuilt for all to see today.

Thank Elisa M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was lucky enough to be given a private tour and was driven right to the steps leading up to the museum. Certainly the highlight of my visit to Xi'an to see the painstaking effort to make thousands of statues, each one different. Definitely worth a visit if in Xi'an.

Thank Jip79
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're gonna visit here, be sure not to have high expectations. It's literally a huge space with Terra cotta warriors - the main attraction. They also have 2 other buildings as museums. It's normally crowded so be prepared to have tourists in all of your photos. It makes a good half day trip

Thank tvo_kid
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A once in a lifetime treat for anyone interested in history, fascinating, just simply fascinating. So much work had gone in to that when they were created and so popular but be prepared to muscle your way in for the photographs or you wont get any.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly reccommended for anyone. Get a private guide. Very reasonably priced and well informed. We had Perer and was well worth the $15CAD. Amazing facility. We went early to avoid the crowds. Was perfect

1  Thank Ed A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yet another highlight of this tour. None of us was prepared for the sheer impact of all these statues in Pit One. Despite the crowds it was easy to get to the front to take photos and from there we visited the other areas which were much smaller. An enormous amount of painstaking effort has gone into their restoration and it is a project which will be ongoing for a long time.

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

1  Thank jameshuang
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

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