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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 332 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.
Xi'an, China
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“Really a world wonder”
5 of 5 stars 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
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars 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
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“Obvious must see attraction”
4 of 5 stars 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
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“Gotta do the Cotta”
5 of 5 stars 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
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“A sight to behold”
5 of 5 stars 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
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