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Han Yang Ling Museum

Address: East Section of International Airport Line, Weicheng District, Xianyang 712038, China
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Xianyang
Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums
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Owner description: The joint mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi and Empress Wang, his consort.

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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

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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

When we first got there (we had a private guide, so I am not familiar with any transportation to this site) and just saw huge earth mounds, we thought, here is a waste of time.....but this is an amazing site, as you walk underground to an incredible display of smaller figures then the Terra Cotta warriors. These were made 1/3... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I would agree with many of the comments already posted here - much better than the Terracotta Warriors in my opinion. Just wanted to add that getting here by public transport is not hard. Take the subway to the City Library stop and exit on the Library side. You will see the bus stop for bus 4 just outside. There... More

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NYC, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This exceptional museum blows away the exhibit at the Terra Cotta Warriers. The museum is the site of the archeological find of the Tomb of the Han emperor - the viewing is arranged so that you can get very close to the soldiers (you can even see that they are anatomically correct!) And the animals are amazing - the icing... More

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