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How to Visit Hanyang Tomb Xi’an (Tips, Photos & Map)

Sunday, February 13th, 2022
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When you are planning your Xi’an tour, your focus will be definitely on Terracotta Warriors Museum. But the other equally interesting and important subterranean archaeological museum may slip under your radar, namely, Hanyang Tomb (The Han Yang Ling or the Yang Mausoleum of Han), the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (188BC—141BC), the fourth emperor of Han Dynasty (206 B.C.–220 A.D.) which follows Qin Dynasty ( 221–206 BC).

This is a wonderful cultural site, more interesting and engaging than the Terracotta Warriors. The well-structured site comprises the emperor’s tomb, empress’ tomb, the south and north accompanying burial pits, and human sacrifice graveyard.

With the emperor’s tomb laid out in the center, the site tells the strict hierarchical social structure. A must see!

Note: The Emperor’s Tomb is still intact, not excavated yet.

1. How to Get There

Han Yang Ling Mausoleum (Hanyang Tomb or The Han Yang Ling) is located about 28 km north of Bell Tower in the city center of Xian and about 24 km to the east of Xian Xianyang International Airport.

Han Yang Tomb is about 28km north of Bell Tower, Xi’an by road ( Google)

Add: Zhangjiawan, Zhengyang Town, Weicheng District, Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province 陕西省咸阳市渭城区正阳镇张家湾

Xi ‘an – Hanyang Ling Public Bus:
Take Bus No.10 starting from Xi ‘an Xin ‘an Hospital (西安新安医院) to the Hanyang Tomb; The departure time is from 6:30 to 18:00.

Xianyang – Hanyang Tomb Public Bus:
From Xianyang Railway Station you can take by Bus No.5 and get directly to Hanyang Mausoleum; Departure time: 8:00 — 18:00.

2. Entry Fee and Opening Hours

Admission: 90 yuan ( March – November ) and 65 yuan ( December – February )

Opening Hours: 08: 30 – 19:00 ( March – November ) and 08:30 – 18:00 yuan ( December – February )

Tel:029-86031470

3. Virtual Tour of Yang Mausoleum of Han

Now follow us to have a virtual tour of the Han Yang Ling.

At the entrance to the Hanyang Tombs compound.

First you will visit the Protection Hall of Burial Pits. The site of Protection Hall of Burial Pits is popularly known as the underground museum or on site subterranean museum. This is the place worth most of your visit time in Hanyang Tomb.

The entrance to the underground museum
The on site subterranean museum.

It is awesome to walk on the glass floors to view the terracotta smaller scale people, more engaging and interesting than Terracotta Warrior Museum,

The Protection Hall of Burial Pits

The underground museum is built on the excavation sites above which glass floors are built for people to have a close look at the artifacts underneath.

A close look at the artifacts underneath.

You will see small-sized terracotta figures. Not only terracotta soldiers, but various animals and household items were buried as well.

Various animals and household items were buried as well

It gives you a feel of  the Emperor’s attempt to create his daily life in miniature in the tomb accompanying him for eternity.

Daily life in miniature in the tomb accompanying him for eternity

4. Visiting Hanyang Tomb Archaeological Exhibition Hall

The above-ground museum is a bit far from the underground museum mentioned above. There are buggies shuttling between the two sites.

Visiting Hanyang Tomb Archaeological Exhibition Hall
Visiting Hanyang Tomb Archaeological Exhibition Hall

Han Yang Ling Archaeological Exhibition Hall is a modern comprehensive museum. It has a unique style and advanced exhibition area. About 1700 exquisite artifacts unearthed in the past 30 years are on display in the two-storey building.

5. How to Schedule Your Visit

A side trip to Hanyang Tomb can be arranged either after you arrive at Xian Airport or before you go to Xian airport since the site is easily accessible on the highway linking the airport, the tomb and the downtown of Xian.

Alternatively, you may visit Hanyang Tomb for one or two hours before you are heading to the Terracotta Army Museum.

6. A Nice Gift Store

A nice store to buy art crafts.

A Nice Gift Store

Tip: Hassle-free Xian Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Xian guided tours:

Xi’an Tour
Xi’an Day Tour
Xi’an Tour Packages
Beijing Xi’an Tour

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