Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Xi'an

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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LeeYen76
Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia133 contributions
Beautiful place
Dec 2019
Took the free bus in front of the Terracota Warrior ticket counter. When we were there buggy drivers went for lunch, so the buggy not running. We walk around. Beautiful place but is not a must.
Written December 17, 2019
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aleksandarkrc
523 contributions
Faboulous
Jun 2019
Is it necessary to talk about this mausoleum.Everything as already been said a China firts emperor's megalomabia.But if you ae lucky to go there, you'll stay stunned when you will admire the impressive army.
Written November 11, 2019
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Micentury
Xinxing, Kaohsiung925 contributions
A incredible Tomb
Mar 2019 • Friends
Emper
or Qin, his tomb. The site is equivalent 78 bigger than Forbidden City, Beijing. The Royal Tomb combined with 600 over Tribute Tombs beside. According to archaeologists, his tomb come with 9 stories buildings, mercury river and astronomy after his seal the tomb. The Royal Tomb will take time you 45 minutes if you take a buggy for a trip. Went there during Spring, the cherry Blossom also a nice scene to enjoy.
Written September 11, 2019
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Andrew G
Sunderland, UK32 contributions
Nothing to see
Aug 2019 • Solo
I visited here after seeing the terracotta army down the road. You get in free with the ticket.
I was interested to see the smaller statues and animals etc, however after following the signs and coming up to a few dead ends I found that the sites just weren't there.
There was one pit you could visit but the whole site is covered in construction work.
It takes a long time to walk to the other side of the park from the entrance so to find that the other buildings/pits just weren't there was really disappointing and frustrating.
Written August 8, 2019
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Karyn W
Kansas City, MO1,427 contributions
somewhat interesting but the cool part is the terra cotta army down the road
Jun 2018 • Family
Our tour guide took us to this mausoleum prior to seeing the terracotta army. It is part of the area with lots of artifacts, but it hasn't been fully excavated. There were many signs throughout, though the English wasn't always the best. There were interesting sort of miniature models rather than the full size ones seen in the tomb nearby.
We did find a fair amount pretty interesting, and the place wasn't very crowded. It was worth a visit if you're in the area to see the terracotta army.
Written May 29, 2019
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Alistair450
Auckland Central, New Zealand135 contributions
Not a Lot to See
Apr 2019 • Couples
This site has great historical significance but there is not a lot to see. The story is that the tomb will not be opened because of the description of the rivers of mercury in the tomb. A good guide may well make a good story out of the tomb, but a bus drive around the tomb shows a human constructed hill and little else. Visit the site because of its significance, but do not expect to see much.
Written April 29, 2019
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Luvtravel100
Minneapolis, MN17 contributions
Good, not exceptional
Dec 2018 • Solo
Overall, it is a short side trip on your way to our out of the city because of its proximity to the airport. It is a good to go - but not a necessity, in my opinion.

If you have the time before going to the airport definitely go and see this, it is right on the way from the city to the airport. It is one of those great add on’s if You have a mid day flight and would like to fit something in for an hour.

Do not try and go here by waking up super early, or cramming in potentially making you late for your flight out - it isn’t THAT necessary. I would say it is a very nice time filler, but not necessary.
Written January 20, 2019
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Spenceleys
Rochester, UK51 contributions
Very interesting
Oct 2018 • Couples
We visited here, as part of our recent China tour, and we were glad that we did. Although we arrived a little late, and it was raining, which damped our spirits, it is a great place, and a really good comparison to the terracotta warriors. Although not on the same scale as these, the range of discoveries, with trenches full of sheep, dogs, pigs, as well as soldiers, was very interesting. The models are 1/3 real size, unlike their more famous counterparts, but the range of models made it an excellent place to visit, and it was almost empty when we went round - late afternoon. If you travel to Xi'An, don't miss this.
Written November 2, 2018
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JMoore0714
Indianapolis, IN53 contributions
Nice to see, but disappointing
Sep 2018 • Friends
We didn't get to see the mausoleum because it is buried underground. However the walkway leading to it did have several very large granite sculptures of different animals as well as a large pagoda.
Written October 4, 2018
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RuneZio
Harbin, China31 contributions
Xi'an: Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Sep 2018 • Solo
This is a beautiful place to visit! The scenery is gorgeous and is a very nice area to walk around. When I went, the pits were not open, so that was disappointing, yet that is the case from time to time. Very good photography opportunities here.
Written September 27, 2018
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