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“Very impressive”

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 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
Breukeleveen, The Netherlands
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“Very impressive”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were very impressed by the amount of soldiers and how well preserved everything was. We also liked that we could meet one of the four farmers that discovered the Terracottaleger.

Visited July 2013
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Plymouth, Michigan
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“Are You Kidding?”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

If you're reading reviews here about the Terra-Cotta Warriors, that must mean you're thinking about going to see them. Are you kidding? What is there to think about? This should be on any traveler's bucket list as a must-see. GO! The history behind these 8,000 statues is very interesting -- I'd suggest a little reading before you go; even Wikipedia will suffice to give you some insight. Another reviewer has written about the gentleman who discovered the first statue as he was digging a well on his farm, and describes him as if he is now infirm and being abused as if he is forced to sign books. To the contrary, having bought the "Valiant Imperial Warriors" book, which he gladly signed, I was pleased to then engage him in conversation for about 15 minutes (through a translator) both before and after I viewed the "army." He was affable and laughed as we talked. I had no sense that he was there under any duress and he certainly is not infirm, nor does he appear to be 80 years old. His book-signing provides him a much better income than he ever had as a farmer and he knows he's got a good gig. Since it was a group of farmers who made the discovery, I suspect that the person I encountered may not be the same as that found by the other reviewer, as they probably take turns signing. In any case, this profiteering activity (think "capitalism" in communist China) does not take away from the experience of viewing this wonder of the world. Enjoy this unique experience!

Visited March 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

It really is an amazing thing to see, the eight wonder of the world, and that's a given so I needn't go into it.
It was busy, but you can expect that. There were lovely gardens to sit in, a tea shop and a nice museum as well as the 3 pits.
The only thing I didn't like about the place was, there was a chance to meet the man who discovered the warriors. The poor man must have been 80 and was sat in a chair signing autographs all day. He had to ask permission from another lady to be allowed to sign anything to make sure they'd bought the book, and you've never seen such a miserable man in your life. I felt so sorry for him. Other than that, amazing experience

Visited April 2014
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Hoquiam
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“Wow!”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

This was an amazing discovery and seeing them in person is more awe inspiring than photos. The individuality of each soldier was striking. I appreciated learning more about the history behind this find as well. If in Xi'an, this shouldn't be missed.

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Warriors”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

Amazing to think they have found all these warriors and horses after all these years and the care and precision they have put into reconstructing them

Visited March 2014
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