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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was like the terracotta warriors but in miniature and with more variety in items that the emporer created (not just an army) - he had animals, dishes, etc as well. It was cool to see the way they're actually digging this stuff out and what they've learned so far. They've even stopped digging in some areas to make sure they perserve original colors and everything until they can find the technology to make sure we don't ruin it. Cool!

We were only here < 1 hour though, FYI.

Thank kelbel51
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With several other things to do, this visit is only a “filler”, as you see artifacts and items that were unburied but you’re not allowed to see the Emperor tomb site. I wouldn’t go there again. Our group had it planned as we needed to make up time to go to the airport. if you’ve seen the Terra-cotta warriors, this is not worth it.

Thank fdoaguirre57
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful museum, a hidden gem. The glass walkway provided a wonderful insight as to how it was built. Would really recommend this to everybody. Beautiful view of village life in the old days.

Thank Angietando
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

This is the burial site of the Han dynasty emperor, Jingdi. Jingdi was probably the greatest emperor of that dynasty which was very formative of Chinese history and culture.

The actual tomb of the emperor has not been excavated on account of Chinese government policy of not disturbing key ancient sites pending further advances in archaeology. However the adjacent surrounding and very extensive grave goods sites have be partly excavated and are the basis of a very interesting exhibit. The facilities built for visitors are quite new and excellent.

Greatly adding to our enjoyment of the site were the relative absence of the vast crowds of tourists, (mainly domestic Chinese), that afflicted our visits to other historic sites. I was told that the superstitious Chinese are not enthusiastic about visiting tomb, so perhaps that was the reason. (Our visit the day before to the near by Terracotta Warriors site was totally mobbed by 95+% Chinese tourists.)

2  Thank Bill B
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

A place full of mystery. The Golden Age - of Han, when servants were happy (go there and see their faces) as they loved their emperor. Why we do not have such leaders today ?

Thank bogdanm939
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Although most people head to the Terracotta warriors tomb sight, this sight also offers a fascinating view of what another Emperor decided to bury with him. Not only are the objects interesting, but the way the museum is set up is marvelous. Everything is on a much smaller scale, but still so interesting. If you have the time, go here before you visit the Terracotta Warriors -- it's close to the airport, so you can stop off there as you head into Xi'an.

Thank SLevy1955
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum to see who the Chinese emperor’s built their tombs. You really get a great view of the mini statues and animals. There are western toilets here but no paper so bring your own. Love how you can walk over the site due to the glass viewing walking ways.

Thank juliebfromindy
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

We visited Hanyangling immediately after the terra-cotta warriors. It was interesting to compare them. The figures here are much smaller and less detailed. However, I think they do a better job at portraying everyday life and there is more variety in the figures. It is much less busy. It is neat that you can walk directly over some of the pits as well as alongside some pits. Definitely glad we stopped here!

Note that for getting here, we hired a driver for the day to bring us to the terra-cotta warriors and then here.

Thank Melinda O
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

This is the Tomb of the first emperor of the Han Dynasty and his consort. In concept it is very similar to the more famous clay army of the Qin Dynasty which is just a few years older. However this is done on a reduced scale, instead of being life-size. Reportedly the emperor wanted to save his subjects from all the work required for the life-sized Army. Because many of the floors in the museum building are glass you can look right down on the excavated areas, giving you a much better view than in the Museum of the clay Army. It is also far less crowded and therefore a more pleasant visit without all of the crowds.

Thank AoifeCuRua
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Once again the Chinese have manged to create an excellent museum over the pits of a nearby tomb. There are 72 Emperor tombs in China most of them near Xian - and none have been excavated, they have only uncovered the nearby pits where are stored the requirements for the emperors after life. Most of these pits have been discovered by accident by farmers. These pits were discovered when the Chinese government decided put in a highway(which is now left unfinished- new highway rerouted from a different direction). OK get a good guide and they can give you some much more information that is so very interesting.

1  Thank John and Deb K
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