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Address: East Section of International Airport Line, Weicheng District, Xianyang 712038, China
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Description: The joint mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi and Empress Wang, his consort.

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Mini warriors but major attraction!

On a tour as a "little extra" our guide took us to the Han Yang Ling Museum which is situated not far from Xian airport. While the major attraction in the area is the "Terracotta... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

On a tour as a "little extra" our guide took us to the Han Yang Ling Museum which is situated not far from Xian airport. While the major attraction in the area is the "Terracotta Army" - and this should certainly not be missed - the Han Yang Ling museum is in many ways equally impressive. Housed under a well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

After Beijing we were in Xian and of course everyone knows the major attraction is the Terracotta Army, however you really shouldn't miss this either, we called in on our way from the airport to our hotel for a few hours. This mausoleum complex dates from a couple of hundred years after the Terracotta Army complex and was built just... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a lovely, uncrowded museum of figurines from a tomb of a Han Dynasty emperor, about a century after the Terra Cotta Warriors. These clay figures are much smaller than life size and do not have the intricate detail. They are presented very nicely in underground pits, and you can walk over the pits and view them through the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This attraction seems a bit underrated. We stopped by on the way to the airport, and it was practically empty! They designed this museum well so that you are literally walking on top of glass right over the pits. You get a view of the statuettes that you cannot get with the Terracotta Warriors. The statuettes are miniature size, so... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum is located out near the airport - refreshingly missed by the hoards of tourists - but absolutely well worth the visit especially as you can combine it with seeing the Tomb/Mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi. It serves as an overflow museum for the hundreds of artefacts that were found around his tomb and excellent conservation and reconstruction allows you... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited this museum before the famous warriors and it set the tone for what was to come and helped to put the different rulers/dynasties in perspective.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visited this site with our private guide and driver after visiting the Terracotta Warriors the day previously. The museum in very well laid out with glass floors that allow one to view the pits below and large windows that run close to the viewing platform. One can also see the excavation much better than with the Warriors. Further, one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visited Han Yang Ling few days after Terracota Warriors and find it a gem. So much history and unique experience looking at the exhibits so closely. The movie is quite interesting as well, and because there are so few visitors, we had the whole theatre to ourselves. We were told that it would take abt 1 hr to tour... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This exceptional museum is equally as interesting as the much larger Terra Cotta Army site. The museum is the site of the archeological find of the Tomb of a Han emperor, viewing is arranged so that you can get very close to the soldiers walking above the glass covered finds of perfect miniature figures and animals. It is much quieter... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

It is gd for traveller if just have 1-3 hrs to stay in Xian, it is near to the airport, and can spend 1-1.5 hrs in the underground museum. The underground museum has a mm automatic machine for providing briefing. Although it cannot compared with Qin Terra-cotta, but it is worthwhile for short time drop traveller to spend time. It... More 

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