Terracotta Warriors of Xian

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Shaanxi Province, Xi'an, China
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Terracotta Warriors of Xian Xi'an Reviews

vickie-lou vickie-l…
25 reviews
Eighth Wonder of the World Nov 24, 2012
I was very pleasantly surprised when I got to the Terracotta Warriors museum! I was expecting farm lands, unorganised, messy attractions with an incredible sight to outweigh the bad. In reality it is an extremely clean, very well organised attraction with three main 'pits' exhibiting the warriors, horses and command post as well as an introductory cinema film (in English) and a chariots museum. The lands are beautifully simple and the surrounding area has adapted to the booming tourism industry. At 150 CNY it was quite expensive (in relation to other Chinese attractions) but it is 100% worth it. We went by private bus but there are lots of organised hotel trips to the warriors and many taxis as well. Just be prepared with your elbows as Chinese tours are prone to forcefully pushing you out of their way should you be in it!

Prepare to spend anything from half a day to a full day here and fully charge your camera the night before! Ignore the touts trying to sell you mini statues as you walk around and, as with anywhere, keep your belongings close and protected.
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Johnpro Johnpro
208 reviews
Terracotta Warriors Aug 08, 2010
Everybody know the story everybody hear something for this story so I will write something to saw or strange to me :)

As you know and as you see is really amazing the 6000 stone warriors in real size ! But is most amazing for the persons to build all of them :)

Just the only one but need to much work to make it more better .

So many tourists to see the attraction and is not so easy to hang around for many time !

Also outside was really full hundreds of peoples wait to entrance and many around the big park .

Some shops inside but I don't thing so is the better choice to buy anything , compare the prices are enough expensive .

And of course is the top highlight of Xian :)

I post some photos from inside the halls and some from the outside area !
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Johnpro says:
and just think I have doubles or more :) But I am lazy to upload all of them :) Thank you for your nice comment !
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011
spocklogic says:
Quite a batch of photos. The other reviews don't have many, so thanks for sharing.
Posted on: Nov 16, 2011
Kramerdude Kramerdu…
54 reviews
Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses May 18, 2009
An incredible highlight of a trip to China. China has done an incredible job of preserving and maintaining this site.

The main area of the Pits is artfully done, however down the near entrance are several places selling cheap knock-off replicas of the warriors for highly inflated prices. My recommendation is to pass them by. You're better off viewing the real thing and taking back amazing memories.

I'd also recommend bringing some food with you or arranging your meal time accordingly as some price-gouging here as well.

For more details and photos go to the blog through the link below.
Terracotta Warriors
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sylviandavid says:
Highlight to us too..
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011
Kramerdude says:
Roger, the scale of it is what's mind-boggling. So many of the pictures that you see are mainly close shots of individual warriors. When you walk into Pit 1 and see how big it is and how much they still have to unearth, its hard to imagine they constructed this 2200 years ago.
Posted on: May 01, 2010
X_Drive says:
We saw a replica of this in Texas a coupple of years back. Pretty amazing, and it was on a much smaller scale. I can imagine how great the real thing must have been! :D
Posted on: May 01, 2010
princeza_9 princeza…
40 reviews
A Must-See! Apr 06, 2008
There are three "pits" to the Terracotta Warriors. I was impressed by all of the exhibits and there's information in English as well. The area around is built up and touristy, and there are plenty of places selling replica warriors and other things. Prices for food/drinks are over-inflacted (a bottle of Sprite cost around 10 yuan, normally sell for 2). A trip to the Warriors takes a good part of the day, as it isn't in Xi'An proper.
sylviandavid says:
Nice Review.... thank you..
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011
pacovera pacovera
64 reviews
Aug 02, 2006
Mausoleum of the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221 B.C. - 206 B.C.) and Museum of Qin Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass onto future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. A World Heritage site differs from a site of national heritage and the key is in the words "outstanding universal value". One of the sites included in the World Heritage list is The Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.In the early spring of 1974, a number of peasants accidentally discovered some ancient bronze weapons and pieces of broken terracotta armored warriors while sinking a well at the northern foot of Mt. Lishan, 35 km from Xi'an, the famous cultural city in China's history. No one ever expected that this accidental discovery would prove to be one of the most significant modern archaeological finds, adding greater understanding to China's history and at the same time unfolding a unique and majestic spectacle before the world: the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the underground army of terracotta warriors. (There are 80 photos more in the following link:)
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sylviandavid says:
Nice review.... thank you.
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011
OurWorldTrip says:
They are on my todo list but it'll be another while before I get to see them Great pictures!
Posted on: Sep 17, 2006
PepeMalagaSpain says:
Que poco sabemos de esta gente... maravillosas fotos llenas de misterio. Enhorabuena
Posted on: Sep 16, 2006

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