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XIAN MUSEUMS: HAN YANG LING MUSEUM

 

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Han Yang Ling Museum

Lying in north suburbs of Xi'an beside Wei River, Han Yang Ling Museum is built for exhibiting, protecting and studying the relics unearthed from the mausoleum of Han Emperor Liu Qi and his Queen, Wang Shi.

After 28 years of construction, the Mausoleum of Han Yang Ling was finished in 126 B. C., occupying an area of about 20 square kilometers. Many clay warriors, maiden and animals have been unearthed from its over 200 satellite tombs, showing vividly the life of the royal families and ordinary people in the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 23 A.D.).

What makes the Museum unique is it has an underground exhibition hall, where visitors can watch how the workers do their jobs without doing any harm to the relics from the above standing on the large glass floor, which will make the visiting quite an experience. The museum may also attract a lot of visitors because of its program: simulation archaeology. With some extra fee and pre-booking, visitor can experience the archaeological excavation.

Simulation Archaeology at Han Yang Ling MuseumAdmission Fee: 90.00 (from March to November) ; 65.00 (from December to February)

Opening Hours:
everyday from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm (from March to November); from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm (from December to February)

Public Transportation: Bus No. You 4 from Xian City Sports Park goes directly to the museum every day and the ticket is 3.00 per person. The bus operates from 8:00 am to 5:25 pm, but as there are only two buses operating between Xian city to the museum, it is not easy to catch one. We suggest other transportation vehicles. From Xian Yang City, you can take Bus No. 5 from Xian Yang railway station.

Tips:

The official website of Shaanxi History Museum: http://www.hylae.com/


The downloadable .gif file for the name of the Xian Hang Yang Ling Museum and the bus-stop written in Chinese characters and pinyin:
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