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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

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Address: Mausoleum of Qin Emperor, the northern foot of Lishan, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

The tomb of Emperor Qin (259-210 BC), the first Emperor of China, has not...

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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Well kept gardens. There's nothing much to see as the tomb is unopened and covered in 55m of soil and overgrowth. German scientists have detected a gold coffin and lots of other... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well kept gardens. There's nothing much to see as the tomb is unopened and covered in 55m of soil and overgrowth. German scientists have detected a gold coffin and lots of other goodies using some sort of radar. But the Chinese won't open it - partly because it's bad luck, partly because they want to develop the technology to preserve... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After Terracotta, you could take the shuttle to this distant site but the line was long and we decided to drive there ourselves, where parking was free. The place was huge and not much to see but it happened we were there in spring and lots of flowers in bloom and the place was peaceful. If you were not tired... More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you are a non-Chinese speaker, there is nothing there but a mound. Bus ride here is included in TCW Museum fare but you have to beware of getting on the wrong bus getting back to TCW facility. All the buses look a like and the bus gals holler at you to just get on. We figured it out because... More 

2 Thank Joe W
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is another reason to come to xian because the original imperial emperor qin should huangs mausoleum is there! Took another 1000 years to discover the ruins, it was a long history of the qin dynasty! The mausoleum is certainly huge, quite deep as well to go under the ruins

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

The ticket entrance included in the ticket of the Museum of Qin Terra-cotta and Horse. They have shuttle bus to take you there, please show the the ticket of the Museum of Qin Terra-cotta and Horse on the left corner area after you leave the museum. You have to walk pass by the food center areas all the way out.... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

I went there after i visited the Terracota, because it's join ticket with Terracota. Also there is free shuttle bus from Terracota to it. So the area is really huge. It's larger than the great pyramid in Egypt.It's like big garden with big trees around it. Everything is green. Really beautiful view.There are also open car to travel around the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Read the life story of the Qin Emperor before you go in order to full appreciate the Mausoleum. You only need 215 minutes for this visit.

Thank stiffle2017
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Mausoleum of Emperor Qin 1 discovered by chance on 29 March 2517 by a farmer in a village named Yang Yang Chih C. Far as digging wells to the foothills from downtown San Yi Xian to. east about 35 km, during the digging, he came across the remains of terracotta soldiers that are over 2000 years later. Currently, the Chinese... More 

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Freebie with the Terracotta Wariors ticket. Site is not excavated so nothing to see except for the marker. As it was February there was nothing growing hence no grass, flowers or leaves.

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Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Very interesting place considering his historical importance, worth to pay a visit on way back from terracotta warriors site or by itself, surround by a nice park for a good stroll

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