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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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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472 helpful votes 472 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
43 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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73 helpful votes 73 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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NYC, NY
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49 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Singapore
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26 helpful votes 26 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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