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Han Yang Ling Museum

East Section of International Airport Line, Weicheng District, Xianyang 712038, China
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Ranked #1 of 32 attractions in Xianyang
Type: Museums, Ancient Ruins
Description: The joint mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi and Empress Wang, his consort.
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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
6 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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152 reviews 152 reviews
36 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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Muscat, Oman
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Beyond where the new Xian township is coming up is this interesting historical site. It is a burial site for a Han emperor Liu Qi and his empress. It is small compared to the Terracotta Warriors place, but the method of display is very different. They have made artificial pits next to the burial pits for visitors to see the... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

It is not only a museum but an archeological site on the Tomb of Han emperor and his empress. The underground museum is a not as grand as Terra Cotta site but the scale is not to be understated. The pits are well layout where human and animals figurines were buried. You are given a pair foot cap to wear... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

When travelling from the airport to Xi'an, ask your taxi driver or guide to stop here. It is only a short distance from the airport. Alternatively, give yourself enough time (2-3 hours) to stop on the way to the airport. This museum is a must-see in Xian. It is well constructed and the pits (very small by Terracotta Warriors comparison)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I visited China last Jun 2012. and would like to recommend an outstanding Museum in Xian, named HANYANGLING. Located east of Xian airport. we were lucky to have some spare time (before departing Xian), and a very patriotic, knowledgeable guide to take us there. There is no public transportation to the site. That must have been the reason there were... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We visited a couple of months ago and only on reviewing my photos did I think that I should have left a review. This is an excellent site and our guide urged us to make some time to visit and he was right to do so. Totally different to the life size terracotta warriors you can get up close to... More

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This tomb and museum is spectacular and much more intimate than the famous football-size fields of Bin Ma Yong, the Terra Cotta Warriors of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang. In June 2012 I visited Xian's Han Yang Ling tomb northwest of the current city of Xi-An. This underground museum is housed within a tumulus with 80 radiating burial sites totaling... More

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