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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

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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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Mausoleum of Qin Emperor, the northern foot of Lishan, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank JMoore0714
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank RuneZio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Egyptian burried their Pharaoh in great pyramids Kheops and Kephren as well as Mikerinos and the Chines Emperor Qin was burried in this great Mauseleum so nice and interesting to visit and understand part of Chinese great history.

1  Thank BECKER H
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Since 2009 when I met my Chinese wife I am interested in the history of China. Visit the Qin Emperor mausoleum was very interesting. It is worth a visit to understand the Chinese and their history.

Thank Arrie_Schoeman
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Not as spectacular by a long way as the Terracotta Army but interesting and a lot less crowded. It is all underground and you need to spend a little time orientating yourself and figure out what leads to where and it's position relative to the...More

1  Thank AvidDiner473
Reviewed 24 February 2018

After seeing the Terracotta Warriors we noticed a number of signs indicating the free bus to the Mausoleum (entry included in the Warriors ticket) so took the 15 min ride which later when looking at a map is only 500 metres away in a straight...More

1  Thank Max P
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Most tourists only visit the Qin's Terra Cotta Warrior's museum. But if you really want to know how massive the funeral procession is for Emperor Qin, visiting his tomb will give you a good idea. The distance between the Terra Cotta Warrior museum to the...More

2  Thank Geminican
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Remember the entrance ticket to the Terracotta warriors also include a free visit to the mausoleum of the Emperor Shih Huang Ti. So, please do not walk away once you exited the terracotta museum but instead proceed immediately to the free shuttle bus depot and...More

2  Thank soh_kien_peng
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Visit the army of 10000 clay warriors, that will leave you mesmerized....Have a delicious intercontinental lunch and feed your eyes with history...

1  Thank Robinahk
Reviewed 3 November 2017

we went to the Qin Tomb after the terracotta warriors. there is a free shuttle bus from the entrance (where you bought the tickets) to bring you there. to know that the tomb was made with mud and soil and still remains unearthed till this...More

2  Thank MaraBois
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13 December 2017|
Response from JJT888 | Reviewed this property |
The ticket is already included in the ticket price for Terra Cotta Museum. The only extra cost will be if you want to take the shuttle bus within the mausoleum. If not, no extra expense. The shuttle bus from Terra Cotta... More