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.

“Really a world wonder”

The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Half-Day Tour of Xi'an Terracotta Warriors
More Info
and up
Xi'an One Day Bus Tour of Terracotta Army
More Info
and up
Half-Day Private Tour of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum
Ranked #1 of 335 things to do in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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
Xi'an, China
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Really a world wonder”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

A great wonders in China, three pits of Terra-cotta Warriors and the exhibition of the two chariots and horses are the unique relics in China, and most of the famous presidents and leaders that came to China must go to see these amazing remains. So many people and there is a little bit crowded!

Visited October 2013
Thank Lydia L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

11,358 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Hong Kong
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2014

Upon entering Exhibition hall 1, it whisks you 2,500 years back to the battle fields of Qin emperor. All statues of life size soldiers, and each warrior is decorated with a unique expression. Each statue tells a story of joys and sorrows of a bygone era.

Visited March 2014
Thank Epicurius_at_large
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Obvious must see attraction”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

No trip to Xi'an would be complete without visiting the soldiers.. but as is typical in China. the experience is marred by the cheaply constructed "mall of trinkets" you much walk thru on your way in and out.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank 773captain
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Surrey, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
323 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Gotta do the Cotta”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

I asked around about what a taxi would cost and was quoted 350-400¥ return trip so decided to take the bus instead. We took bus 5(306) from the east lot of the railway station. It took an hour and cost 7¥ per person. The proper bus is a grayish green bus with green writing. The driver and ticket lady wear uniforms. There will be many touts trying to get you to take their bus, but resist. Apparently these non-official busses make many more stops along the way and charge a little more. The last stop is the Terra Cotta Warriors parking lot. We purchased tickets for 150¥ per person and an English speaking guide for 150¥. You can also rent audio guides for 40¥. If you have a good guide book you could probably do without a guide, but I was happy with the choice to hire one. There are many official government guides in uniforms and wearing their accreditations around their neck. Find one that you feel comfortable with.
You have the option of walking up the main street for about 15-20 minutes to the entrance or catch a shuttle cart for 5¥ One way and be there in 2-3 minutes.
I chose to see pit 1 first but that's a personal decision. It certainly is far grander than pit 2 or 3. It’s truly amazing to see and learn about the ancient history and the modern day discovery and restoration process.
You can easily spend 2 - 3 hours viewing everything. The same bus leaves from where it dropped you off and will take you back to the terminus at the railway station.
Wherever your plans take you in China, you've got to do the Terra-cotta Warriors.

Visited March 2014
4 Thank lightningboy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A sight to behold”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Awesome. Can use hyperboles by the dozen. If going to China, recommend that Xian should be a must visit city because of these terracotta soldiers. The farmer who discovered the first site sits in the museum there and one can get the souvenir book autographed by him.

Visited June 2013
Thank Banrist
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses also viewed


Been to The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing