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Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)

Zhanjiawan Village, Xi'an, China
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Ranked #3 of 248 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Ballets, Historic Sites
Description: The joint mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi and Empress Wang, his consort.
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Hardly anyone gets to this outstanding archaeological site and museum, It's a pity, because it is beautifully presented and highly informative, and has much more about daily life than the more famous terracotta warriors. A very few organised tours will take you there, or you can do what we did and go under your own steam for a few Renminbi.... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

When the Emperor Jingdi saw what the subjects of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi of Terra Cotta Warrior fame did to his army – they smashed and burned all the life size statues – I'm sure he thought to himself “Hmm, maybe when I build my mausoleum, because I am the Emperor and NEED one, I shouldn't use so much money... More

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Topeka, Kansas
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

- If you want to go away from the Terracotta area, this is a must place to see. - You can see the tomb underneath the pyramid - Pyramid mound tomb looks awesome. - Take the line 2 up north to Xi'an City Sports Park 行政中心站 - Then take the bus called "Tour 4". It has the number 4 in... More

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Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Just a hill and inside a big hole! To me it was a waste of time! Read about it and you will be ahead of the game and save some yuans...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

As this a similar theme to the terracota army, it's difficult not to compare the two, we preferred this one by far. Get a metro to Shi Tushuguan (市图书馆) and go out exit D go up the stairs (before the shops), turn right and you'll see the bus stop get the bus number 4 and that takes you right to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I went here with an English speaking guide which I highly recommend. She was very knowledgable on the history and this added to the experience. There are 81 pits surrounding the tomb, 10 of which have been excavated to date. If you have time, I would do this on the way to the airport if you're flying out, as it... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had this site pretty much to ourselves and were surprised by how well set out it was. I think I enjoyed it more than the Terracotta Warriors. Emperor Jingdi sounded an interesting man as he did so much to improve the life of his subjects (tax cuts, diplomacy over military action and reduced criminal punishments). There are more than... More

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Sydney, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a fascinating place to visit from a historical perspective but perhaps even more interesting is the state of the art way the site has been preserved and presented to visitors. The terracotta animals are amazing. Well worth a visit to compare and contrast with the more famous Terracotta Warriors sight. Probably best visited with a guide but worth... More

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Mill Valley California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Wow, after the terra-cotta warriors who would have thought there was another? Smaller in scale, but more direct and personal, this museum has the smaller burial offerings that are wonderfully touching and evocative of a much different life in China from what we see today

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Enjoyed this so much more then the terracotta warriors, primarily because the whole world and his dog wasn't here as well. Super easy to get to: get the subway to the library stop (four to the north from the middle stop where the two lines cross), then get bus number four to the end of the line (2rmb). The museum... More

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