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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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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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Pleasant park with hidden treasures

Paid a visit here, as part of a Terracotta Warriors tour....and it was worth braving the Xi'an traffic.  At the moment it's more like a pleasant stroll through a city park, but... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paid a visit here, as part of a Terracotta Warriors tour....and it was worth braving the Xi'an traffic.  At the moment it's more like a pleasant stroll through a city park, but one can't help to wonder what lies beneath and is awaiting to be discovered.  Don't come here expecting loads of information about Emperor Quin, because you won't find... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Necessary to understand China's unification process, the only thing you can do is imagine what is underneath the pyramid! Must see experience...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, my guide and driver decided to drive me to the Mausoleum of the Qin First Emperor, rather than standing in a queue to get on a shuttle vehicle to go there, especially because it was raining. As expected, it was a big park. There were pretty flower gardens and tombstones, but the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We passed by here, on the way to the TCW museum. The tomb isnt excavated, so there might not be much to actually see there.

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Salina, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Free admission with Terra cotta warriers ticket, so that is incentive for tour companies to bring you here. Enjoy a quiet hour, otherwise, skip.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Without a guide we would have had no idea of the significance of this site. The Emperor's mausoleum is buried under a man made hill some kilometers away. The Information Centre could be much more informative with details of what archaeologists believe is in the tomb etc.

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The tomb would have been a perfect highlight of the trip if it wasn’t for the 92 degree weather and GOLDEN WEEK! My goodness there were such a horrible multitude of people all clamoring for pics and selfies. It is a rather long walk and the heat and crowd was a horrible combination. After about 30 minutes, we were done... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Entrance is included in the Terra Cotta Warriors ticket and a free shuttle bus will take you back and forth. This area only has a few small pits which have been excavated so there's very little to actually see. The area is also rather huge so it is very well worth to pay the fee for the trolleys which will... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is huge and have not been excavated. Imagine it covers a hill! The tomb itself very simple. We took a free shuttle bus from the Museum to the tomb. The only building is a tourist center selling mainly the famous local jade. there is also a corner where the farmer who discovered the place meets with visitors, he will... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This Tomb has not been excavated due to risk involved. Hence, there is nothing to see except a well kept garden and a stone monument. Large land area, so a lot of walking is expected.

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