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.
Museum of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
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 Xian 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 Xian City and the first temptation for visitors to enjoy in this city.
Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Park (Lishan Garden)
With an area of 226 hectares (about 558 acres), this site park of Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum was opened to the public on October 1, 2010. It contains the tumulus of Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, major architectural sites that have been discovered, ritual sacrifice pits, the Museum of Terracotta Acrobatics, Museum of Terracotta Civil Officials, Museum of Stone Armor and Museum of Bronze Chariot and Horse.
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.
Map of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum
City Walls to Protect Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum
Excavation of Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum
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First you need to get to Terracotta Army (check Transportation to the Museum of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses). Then you can take a shuttle bus to travel in the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum such as to Lishan Garden.
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March to November: CNY 150
|Opening Hours||March 16 to November 15: 08:30-18:00 (Ticket selling stops at 17:00.) |
November 16 to next March 15: 08:30-17:30 (Ticket selling stops at 16:30.)
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