The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an

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The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses boasts a collection of over 8,000 carved soldiers and horses. The figures in this World Heritage Site were buried in the 3rd century BCE with the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, to protect him in the afterlife. The thousands of life-size soldiers stand at attention as an imperial army would in real life. Look for remains of the paint that originally lacquered each statue. To visit The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses on your trip to Xi'an, use our Xi'an itinerary site.
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  • It's a once in a lifetime trip but the jostling is unbearable. We had a lovely guide who helped us navigate. My recommendation to a Western person, is that you should have a guide  more »
  • Wow, this place was amazing. Something everyone has to see if they get a chance to in their lifetime. The scale of this place and the details and intricacies of how this came to be and how it was...  more »
  • A UNESCO world heritage site discovered in 1974. It has three pits with terracotta warriors supposed to be protecting the first emperor after his death. There is a free light and sound show in one...  more »
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