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“See History staring Back at You”

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
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Owner description: The tomb of Emperor Qin (259-210 BC), the first Emperor of China, has not been excavated due to lack of funding, however it is believed that many of the treasures buried with him are still intact.
Toms River, New Jersey
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“See History staring Back at You”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Xian is my favorite city in China. You can spend hours admiring the terra cotta warriors. The life size statues created 2500 years ago, show in great detail the Chinese craftsmanship, their mastery over weapon making, horses and chariots. Marvel at the details of the clothes the average soldier wore, the headgears, the shoes, laces and even the soles to provide proper grip while walking. The display of the archer in kneeling position is surreal!
Imagine hieroglyphics in the pyramids as a living language! The more you learn about the Chinese, the more you love and respect their culture, language, art and traditions.
I want to visit Xian again in 3-4 years when they have completed the excavations, especially of the royal tomb. What a place to learn Chinese history.
Highlight of the visit: autograph of the farmer who reportedly discovered the ruins.

Visited August 2012
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Xi'an, China
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“amazing bronze artfacts”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

the largest bronze artfacts of the all world, 1/2 size of the actural chariots , 2.3 tons golden and sliver to decorate on the top, for the soul of emperor to take travel for his next life.

Visited August 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Must See”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

After seeing these on TV and studying them in College, this was a must visit for me and I was not disappointed. I was very happy with our tour. If you are even debating - don't. Find a tour and GO!

Visited July 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

small fee. follow the guided tour (in chinese) or arrange one in english.simple layout. short walk. lotsa stairs!

Visited July 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“A memorable and amazing sight full of soliders that are not the same and are 2000 odd years old”
Reviewed December 30, 2011

We went to the Mausoleum of the Qin Emperor in Xian,Shaanxi Provience during our Christmas holiday. We joined a tour from Hong Kong. It is located 100 odd km from Xian. There are three founded sites in total at the attraction at present. They were founded when some farmers yielded in the fields in 1974. What they have found turned out was one of the 8 wonders of the world and a World Heritage site. The first mauseleum is the most amazing one. It has the most soldiers, but it still has around one-half that hasn't been found out or discovered. We then went to a souvenir shop, where you can get the signature of one of the founders of the Mausoleum. He is a farmer, who found the mausoleum with other 90 farmers. The third mausoleum nearby, is the smallest, but full of no-headed soldiers and mighty chariots. Finally, we went to the second mausoleum, which is full of soldiers in different actions. One of them is holding a spire, while one of them is bending down. All of the thousands of soldiers/chariots found don't have the same face. It must have took a long time in the Qin Dynasty to finish the mausoleum. I highly recommend this site if you are going to China for the third time (After Beijing and Shanghai) and if you are going to Xian.

Visited December 2011
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