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Hanyangling Mausoleum

statues in Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor in XianThe Mausoleum of the Western Han Emperor Liu Qi (Hanyangling Mausoleum), is located at Zhangjiawan Village, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Xian City. It is a joint tomb of Liu Qi, a notable emperor of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-220AD), and his empress, Empress Wang. It was built in the year 153 AD and covers an area of 20 square kilometers (4,942 acres).

Referring to Hanyangling Mausoleum as "Oriental Venus" is no exaggeration. The tomb has almost certainly been identified by the dicovery of 40,000 burial objects, including cavalrymen, infantrymen, painted nude pottery figurines, utensils, chariots, weapons, and a large number of pottery animals.

These excavations have brought history back to the public for a second time, following after Qin's Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Archaeological finds have proved it is the most well-preserved and integrated Western Han Imperial Mauseloum. Located in the eastern part of Xianyang City, about 20 kilometers from both Xian and Xianyang International Airport, Hanyangling Mausoleum is easy for visitors to find.

Two sections of Hanyangling Mausoleum

Hanyangling Mausoleum is divided into two sections, the museum and the excavation. In the museum, there are numerous terracotta figurines (over 50,000 were buried here), including eunuchs, servants, domesticated animals and even female the under ground palace of Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor in Xiancavalry on horseback. The figures originally had movable wooden arms (now gone) and were dressed in colorful silk robes. The site is also a magnificent and abundant cultural relic, comprising the emperor's tomb, empress' tomb, the south and north burial pits, ceremonial site, human sacrifice graveyard and criminals' cemetery. The mausoleum is neatly arranged, centered with the emperor's tomb, revealing the strict hierarchical social structure. The Outside Pits Exhibition Hall was opened in 2006 and is the first underground museum in China.

Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi (Hanyangling Mausoleum) is relying on the mausoleum of Liu Qi, the Emperor Jing of West Han Dynasty, the Han Yangling Museum has been built into a largescale tour core for probing cultures of Han Dynasty Situated 20 kilometers north of Xian, the museum covers an area of over 3000mu and is a key cultural relics protection unit of the county.

 

Hanyangling Mausoleum Tour

The Hanyangling Mausoleum is noted for its rich inheritance of Han cultures and landscape ecological sights, in which the mausoleum of emperor stands with that of the empresses shoulder. With features of grand momentim, numerous relics, and dense trees and flowers, it is the most pleasant place for imitating ancient and seeking quietness, entertainment and travel.