Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum
Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum was built based on the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, which was historically known as Lishan Garden and is the largest imperial tomb in China with the richest buried objects. In February, 2009, the local bureau of cultural heritage finally declared the establishment of the Museum. The site area retains the Museum of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang and has built the Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Park (Lishan Garden) based on the discoveries from the mausoleum of the emperor.
As a part of Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum, the Museum of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses is located 37 km (23 mi) east of Xi'an city. The pits of terra-cotta warriors and horses first discovered in 1974 were one of the biggest contemporary archeological discoveries. With large scale, great quantity, unsurpassed technique and artistic value, the museum has brightened every visitor’s eye since its opening. Every year, millions of visitors come here, including many heads of foreign states and governments. It is the most well-known name card of Xi'an City and the first temptation for visitors to enjoy in this city.
Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Park (Lishan Garden)
The site park means to protect the relics to the greatest extent as it laid over the past two thousand years. The archeologists have discovered the inner and outer wall of Qin Shi Huang’s tomb.
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Mausoleum Site Park
The underground palace is the core of Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum. To answer the public concern if the underground palace would be opened, the curator of the site park once expressed his principles, protection and respect. Leave that exactly as it is, now and in the future, as we all hope there is one day that people can use advanced technology to see the underground clearly without disturbing the endless sleeping soul.
The site park is six times larger than the previous main reserved area. There are some 30 tourist buses shuttling on the 1.5 km (1 mi) highway between the Museum of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang and Lishan Garden and battery vehicles inside the garden. In the square north to the tumulus, a 15-minute dance show will help you back to the Qin Empire. The through ticket includes all the museums, sites, bus and car rides. The tumulus in the open air is not allowed to climb.
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