Han Yang Ling Museum
Han Yang Ling Museum
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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The joint mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi and Empress Wang, his consort.
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Robin McEwan
Beijing, China1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
For those looking for a quieter and more manageable alternative to the bustling Terracotta Warriors site, I highly recommend visiting the Han Yong Ling Museum. This charming museum makes for a perfect half-day outing from Xi'an. Unlike the crowded and sprawling Terracotta Warriors site, the Han Yong Ling Museum is peaceful and easy to navigate. It won't take you too long to walk around, and you can enjoy a more intimate look at the ancient history of the region.
Written 24 March 2023
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ThaiCookingRocks
Changchun, China802 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
This is a great counter point to the Terracotta Warriors. Everything is smaller, and it in tunnels not pits. One of the great parts is that you are able to walk over some of the pit areas on glass and see the artifacts still in their tunnels. Its helps you understand how they are and how they were found.
In places it was too dark honestly, and I am not sure why there is some areas that are decently lit and others that aren't so much.

I used Travel China Guide for my trip and they were wonderful and Tracy a gem, and she was able to explain things that otherwise wouldn't have been known.

For some they will say that tit pales in comparison but I think it was a wonderful way to compare different eras.
Written 14 December 2020
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DORCAS MUGANE
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Amazing place with cool climate, i would recommend this place to any person feeling low and who wants to explore the world.
Written 12 December 2020
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Singaporelonegranger
Singapore, Singapore297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
The concept is similar! A later Emperor built his own mausoleum with terra-cotta warriors. If the Qin terra-cotta army is like a blockbuster movie packing them in, then the Han Yang Ling is like an art house movie for the select few. The museum is totally underground and dimly lit. Being a later discovery, the museum is relatively new and built over the excavated pits, like a protective cover. I was impressed by the glass floors over parts of the pits, enabling me to look down directly at the relics. The terra-cotta soldiers are plainer, doll sized and armless, as their wooden arms had all rotted away. The thin crowd and dim lighting lent an eerie and plaintive mood to the mausoleum. The museum forms a very small fraction of the entire 10 sq km of mausoleum as excavation is still in progress. It’s a reminder of the monumental scale of the historical relics yet to be unearthed and discovered in Xi’an. When we exited the museum, our guide led our eyes to the massive field far into the horizon, where the tomb pits had been marked and yet to be unearthed. No regrets for visiting this unique museum.
Written 22 October 2019
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Tony C
Bedford, UK1,143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
This is worth a visit but it is not the Terracotta Warriors in terms of spectacle and things to see. I would therefore suggest that you visit ahead of a visit to its ‘bigger brother’ so to speak.
The history story is interesting and the exhibits are well presented. This is not a must see but worth you while if this history interests you. You will need less than an hour.
As part of our trip we also visited the Archaeological Exhibition Hall Simulated Area. This was a nice add on as it gave a better understanding of how the treasures are found and allows you to use some of the tools to dig in the simulated area.
Written 3 October 2019
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Survey54
Sydney, Australia1,254 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This mausoleum/museum is between the airport and Xi'an. It is in need of some minor maintenance, particularly in regard to signage, suggesting
neglect. The low light in the museum makes photography, and indeed seeing the exhibits, quite difficult. No flash photography is allowed (the design incorporating natural light at the Terracotta warriors is far superior by comparison, although the crowds there are much more intense). Overall quite interesting to visit a small part of a working site. Although undoubtedly historically significant, it is just an 'appetizer' to the 'main course' of Xi'an, being the Terracotta Warriors.
Written 21 September 2019
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k8lsut
Springfield, MO38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
We did this the day before the Terracotta warriors and got a feel for what the larger version would be. Has good English translations but is very low light. It's modern, clean, cool, nice bathrooms, etc. You are given plastic booties for your shoes and part of the walk is over the excavated pits (not a lot, but an interesting feature). Very few other visitors made our guided tour very educational for when we saw the larger, more crowded museum in Xian.
Written 8 June 2019
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Letticetravels
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Very quite and beautiful place. Cheap and easy to get to via the tourist bus (4rmb return). Barely any visitors. Excellent underground museum. Bring your own food and water as there is little selection there. Use the underpass to visit the other side of the site where there are beautiful rose gardens.
Written 31 August 2018
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KaterinaR-B
Camberley, UK90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Our guide, Mary(Maryguide), suggested going there before the Terracotta Army, and she was right. Gives an excellent idea of what the emperor Han Jingdi wanted to achieve and how the emperor Qin took it to extremes with his Terracotta Army. Read about it before visiting the site, there is some info and in English, but does not tell the full story.
A special site, well presented (you will walk over glass to see some of it), with a lot more details to see than the Terracotta Army site. Well worth a visit.
Written 18 July 2018
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Jodi R
Inverleigh, Australia275 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
We visited this underground museum by ourselves without a guide. We took a taxi there from Xian city centre, he waited for us then drove us back. You can also catch a bus there from the city but I believe there is only 4 services for the whole day and it's a long time between. The taxi cost 300 RMB for the entire trip which was well worth it.
The entrance fee to Han Yang is 80RMB for adults and 40 for students. This is a little high for the size of the museum, but still worth a visit.
You can walk around and between the excavated pits which are glassed off and see the relics from over 2000 years ago which is quite amazing. They were buried surrounding Emperor Liu Qi tomb along with the Empresses and other officials. There is also remains of the original tower and gate entrance to the tomb.
All up we spent around 1.5 hours here. It is quite near the airport so if you needed to fill in some time, certainly worth a look.
Written 26 September 2017
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