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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  • Nothing beats seeing this in person. Amazing experience. The layout, including ticket purchase and security checks is well done. We went in the off-season and during the pandemic when there were no.....  more »
  • Wow, just wow and just wow! We were fortunate that it was not crowded, as if it was it can be trouble to get up to the rail to see the best views, but they were amazing! I just was in awe of the size....  more »
  • Just the history leaves me speechless let alone what has been left behind. These artifacts are very interesting to see live! Must see if have the opportunity. I would love to keep going back just....  more »
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  • This place is quite scrumcious
  • This Terracotta Warrior exhibit is amazing! I had seen a show about this on tv several years ago but the show did not do it justice. From the second you walk into the first building you will be completely overwhelmed with emotions. It is so much bigger than I expected and so much to see. You can also get your photo taken with Terracotta Warrior replicas as well as several other items from the several small stores throughout the exhibit. I personally collected all of the coins they offer. If you visit China... this is a must see!
  • Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum is a must visit in China after the Great wall. We went there by train from Beijing. In order to explore it better we went in a local travel agency and hire a professional tour guid for it. The place itself is amazing and the history behind it even more. We spent a whole day there and everything was great.
  • (Visited August 2017) The history alone leaves you speechless and then you walk in.. WOW! Pure shock and awe. Such a site to see! The detail that goes into every single one to make each soldier an individual amongst the sea of many. Amazing craftsmanship. Very VERY crowed so make sure you make that effort to nudge forward to take in the beautiful site and history. A must visit if in Xi'an and listen to the guides, very good info and understanding of how the statues are built and if they broke during assembly...
  • I loved every moment of this, I visiting the terracotta army was well worth the visit. There is 3 big pits or hangers and a exhibition hall which is like the museum part of it. We went part of a tour but that meant we ended up going to some tourist trap places trying to sell souvenirs for high prices but made it a lot easier to get there and you don't have to buy anything from them.

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