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Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), Xi'an

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Located at Zhangjiawan Village near the city, Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling) represents a tomb for the noteworthy emperor Liu Qi of the Han Dynasty (206 BCE-24 CE) and his empress Wang. Built in 153 CBE, the site covers a vast area of 20 sq km (7.7 sq mi) and contains an abundance of magnificent cultural relics. As you arrive, explore many of mausoleum's attractions such as the emperor's and empress' tomb, the ceremonial site, the burial pits, and the graveyard of human sacrifices. The entire site was arranged in strict order, signifying the importance of social structure and respect for the hierarchy. You can also visit the museum which showcases many excavated artifacts, including pottery warriors, animals, chariots, and other archaeological finds. Arrange your visit to Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Xi'an using our Xi'an itinerary maker.
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  • Unlike other tombs where you walk around or walk past relics, this tomb offers walking on glass floor panels over the pits with scaled representations of animals, food, vehicles -- offering a view of ...  more »
  • After visiting the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, we came to this tomb of an emperor that ruled shortly after Emperor Qin Shi Huang. The contrast is astounding! Although it doesn't take long t...  more »
  • The tomb hasn't be excavated or even unearthed. You're only going to look at a hill, and you're not even allowed to get close to it. Spend your time more wisely at one of the cool attractions in the c...  more »