Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
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The tomb of Emperor Qin (259-210 BC), the first Emperor of China, has not been excavated due to lack of funding, however it is believed that many of the treasures buried with him are still intact.
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David C
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
To be fair: it is China so one might expect crowds but this is congested. The tombs themselves were definitely worth the visit but I regret booking the individual tour through the approved guide here at the centre as I was promised a two-hour hour which was barely over an hour and had a hard sell tour of the many gift shops here. I’d strongly advise you to wise yourself up in some other way - these tours are not good value at all.
I was not happy that the museum bungled my booking resulting in me having to refund it and buy a whole new ticket. I have yet to be refunded the money for the original ticket.
Written January 12, 2023
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thetravellingfugu
190 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
It certainly is different seeing the Terracotta warriors and horses personally than in history books. However, I was a little underwhelmed as it was not as grand as I had expected. There is very minimal explanations about the exhibits and to know more, you will need to hire a guide at the entrance for an additional cost. Even on a weekday, it was crowded.
Written November 5, 2023
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leo_taccio
Florence, Italy172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
IF you go first to see the Terracotta Warriors, this place will lose is magic. I suggest you to go first here to enjoy the thousand of treasures collected. It's a nice experience, especially if you like archeological site.
Written January 30, 2014
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sculptor-for-fun
Los Angeles, CA183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Solo
This tomb is a fascinating visit. From the exterior, it is not terribly impressive. And, when viewed after see the main excavation of the Terra Cotta Warriors, it might at first appear as a lesser important location. Once inside the tomb, though, it's delights begin to become apparent. There are many treasures and artifacts shown in the actual excavated chambers. The sculptures, pottery and other treasures are exquisite in their detail and siting. If you have time for only this tomb or the Terra Cotta Soldiers, I recommend seeing the Terra Cotta Soldiers. I am very happy that I was able to see both these sites and encourage you to see it also if you have the time. There is a lot of rich history and culture to be found in this tomb.
Written January 8, 2014
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SPMukherjee
Kolkata (Calcutta), India319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a wonder of wonders, it is simply unimaginable that such a tthing was conceptualised in those days. And craftmanship was fantastic and on top of it, each character was different.
Further excavation should continue and it must be continued to be preserved in the same fashion.
Written October 26, 2009
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Max P
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
After seeing the Terracotta Warriors we noticed a number of signs indicating the free bus to the Mausoleum (entry included in the Warriors ticket) so took the 15 min ride which later when looking at a map is only 500 metres away in a straight line. There isn't really much to see here and you need to walk about 1.5 klms in total to 2 smaller pits at the rear to see anything other than a hill covered in bush (under it is the mausoleum yet to be opened). As much as I really like my history, I wouldn't really be recommending to spend the 2.5 hrs it took us to get there, walked around the hill and get back to the main centre to get the bus back to Xian.
Written February 24, 2018
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Magexport
Lake Forest, IL85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
If you are visiting the Terracotta Warriors, it is worthwhile having a quick visit to this site. However, it is almost totally unexcavated and consists of a nice park with a monument. If you are short of time, this could be skipped.
Written September 24, 2017
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Ducatifella
Tweed Valley26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
this is part 2 of a full day tour, terracotta warriors in the morning, mausoluem in the arvo. Another tomb full of statues but smaller, only two feet tall but lots of artifacts bureid with them. Again you need a guide to explain to the significance of it all and the history of the emporers. This was only recently discovered so they are yet to uncover the main zigarat for fear of not being able to preserve it. again the main diggings are under cover and there is a very good museum on site to get the complete background on life 2000 years ago.
Written July 18, 2017
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Hendrik0711
Semarang, Indonesia169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
So my guide says. I really do wish i will still be alive to see this tomb opened and absolutely wish the experts analysis of the tomb being intact would be proven true. As it is now, this tomb complex area including all the satellite tombs is said to be larger than many modern cities, such as Macau. There are now opened to public a few of these supporting tombs for the emperor after life entertainment, which is very impressive indeed. This complex is free to visit if you already go to the Terracotta Warriors, so might as well take advantage of it.
Written January 1, 2014
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erikuryo
Bangkok, Thailand178 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
I guess most of the reviews here mixed up with "The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses" , this tomb is actually located NEXT to the museum, which is about 10 mins car ride apart,
and the entrance fee is included from the "The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses".
FYI, there's no more warriors to see. and the only check point is a monument of Qin Shi Huang only. I was told Qin Shi Huang was worring about being robbed after death, so his tomb was planned with some toxic substance embedded ( rumor mercury ), therefore no further recovery in the pipeline this point. If you have time before heading back Xi'an, it's worth a visit, if not, you may skip it.
Written July 14, 2013
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