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Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)

Zhanjiawan Village, Xi'an, China
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Ranked #6 of 248 attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Ballets, Historic Sites
Description: The joint mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi and Empress Wang, his consort.
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Unlike the Terracotta warriors, there's hardly anyone here, so you have time and tranquillity to appreciate the masses of small terracotta figurines. There's also terracotta animals by the dozen, and small chariots too. Though smaller than the Warriors, they are no less impressive. The museum here is good too, with explanations in English. You can follow the glass walkway right... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The tomb of the first emporer is essentially a big grass covered hill, beneath which is the tomb of e first emporer. It is not excavated and may never be due to the high toxic nature of what lies beneath. If you are going to the terracotta warriors then this site is just a couple of kilometres away so needs... More

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Shanghai, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fantastic site. You get really close - indeed at times on top of the excavated pits. Much remains in place and it is fascinating to piece together some of the causes and consequences of what has happened in the last 2000 years. Tomb robbers, collapsed walls and time have all played their part - but they have still left a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Yes its hard to take photos but try to keep flash off as the whole place is surrounded by glass. BUT you get very close to the excavations and can see all the detail you miss in the terracotta warriors. Plus there are no big crowds. 100% well worth the short trip and cab fare.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went here first on our way from the airport to town since it is close to the airport. There were no tour busses and almost no people so we were free to take our time and take lots of photos and really enjoy the exhibit. These 'mini-warriors", all still in situ, give a good insight into the difficulty in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

The exhibit halls are cooling and it is unique to view the exhibits underground at close distance. We were told that the tour takes about an hour but we took more than double the time (we visited the outdoor gardens as well). The movie about Emperor Jingdi and the empress is interesting too. As there are not many visitors, we... More

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Why do most tours not go here? Deserted! These 1/3 size terracotta warriors with all the animals and food stores for the afterlife are totally different but equally as fascinating as the other better-known ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a one of a kind going underground to see how certain pits have been opened up and what treasures have been found, without giving too much away, an awesome way to see how archeologists get to piece together a history left behind. Best way to view this if you on a quick trip is either on the way... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The underground museum allowing top and side views of the fully glazed excavated pits are well worth a visit. A lot of the terracotta figurines and animals unearthed from this Han Dynasty Jindi's mausoleum are still very much intact, provides a general insight into ancient society. A big leap for museum design in China. Very quite and atmospheric which is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I've been to monuments like this in 4 continents. This is the best presentation of a tomb: this place even has English and French translations of the notices. The thousands of figurine characters are so impressive.

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