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“It's only a giant park only” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang

Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang
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Xi'an Coach Tour: Discover Terracotta Warriors and Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum
Ranked #32 of 333 things to do in Xi'an
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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.
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“It's only a giant park only”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I guess most of the reviews here mixed up with "The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses" , this tomb is actually located NEXT to the museum, which is about 10 mins car ride apart,
and the entrance fee is included from the "The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses".
FYI, there's no more warriors to see. and the only check point is a monument of Qin Shi Huang only. I was told Qin Shi Huang was worring about being robbed after death, so his tomb was planned with some toxic substance embedded ( rumor mercury ), therefore no further recovery in the pipeline this point. If you have time before heading back Xi'an, it's worth a visit, if not, you may skip it.

Visited August 2012
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Toms River, New Jersey
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“See History staring Back at You”
5 of 5 stars 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”
4 of 5 stars 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”
5 of 5 stars 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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“tombs!”
5 of 5 stars 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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