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Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)

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Address: Zhanjiawan Village, Xi'an, China
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The joint mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi and Empress Wang, his consort.

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Amazing Cultural Site

This is an amazing cultural site and for us, was more interesting and engaging than the Terracotta Warriors. It provided a real insight into the times of the Han dynasty. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing cultural site and for us, was more interesting and engaging than the Terracotta Warriors. It provided a real insight into the times of the Han dynasty. The museum and site is well set up and being able to walk across the glass floor and see into the dig as you walked through the site was truly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although not as popular as the Terracotta Warriors, this site is an amazing display of Chinese pottery, bronzeware, and other artifacts that were unearthed in similar burial mounds. The most amazing part is that the site is currently being excavated and the largest of the mounds which sits in the center of the site, has still not been touched. The... More 

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Thank jimi g
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

luckily this is located very near the airport so we left early on the day to leave Xi'an to visit this tomb and underground museum to see the excavation displays. as many other attractions are located in opposite side of Xi'an city, it's difficult to come this site in the same day you visit, say terracotta soldiers museum, etc.

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Thank terry h
Dalian, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The scale and detail of the holdings and museum set-up are very thoughtfully arranged. The tombs are kept intact and you view by walking over them on a plexiglass floor in the dark museum built over them.

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Thank izzie1963
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An hour from the warriors but worth it. Tiny terracotta people and a total contrast to the bombast of the Warriors. Well designed if dark museum space.

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Thank IanJohnson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had vaguely heard about this tomb before we left the UK but it wasn't on our itinerary. We were so glad we didn't miss it though…it is a different experience to seeing the Terracotta Warriors but with a lot less people to contend with it was really worth it. The museum is beautifully laid out and one highlight is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

As an archeological place in itself the place is a bit underwhelming after a visit to the terracotta army. China is a great power indeed but when it comes to animal/environmental protection an embarrasing dwarf. No place else in the developed world would it be be possible to sell ivory in the gift shop A complete disgrace

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is great museum to visit, not quite as majestic as the Terracotta Warriors Museum but certainly worth a visit. Visitors walked on glass panel to see the excavation site underneath. The artefacts are well preserve. It is underrated and not so famous as the Terracotta, but definitely a must visit for history buffs. Chang'an is after all the capital... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

very well designed museum, visitors walk above the actual discovery site through glass chamber. it is huge and very well preserved.

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Thank Fei Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Overall I found this site very structured. It is a magnificent and abundant cultural relic, comprising the emperor's tomb, empress' tomb, the south and north burial pits, ceremonial site, human sacrifice graveyard and criminals' cemetery. Neatly arranged and centered with the emperor's tomb, it revealed to me the strict hierarchical social structure that was in place. A must to see.

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