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The Silk Road Sights

Tomb of the First Qin Emperor (Qínshǐhuánglíng)

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 06/12/2013

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The tomb—consisting mainly of a large burial mound—may pale compared to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, but history buffs will enjoy it. According to ancient records, the underground palace took more than 40 years to build, and many historians believe the tomb contains a wealth of priceless treasures, though perhaps we will never know for sure. You can climb to the top of the burial mound for a view of the surrounding countryside, although most visitors hurry off to

see the Terracotta Warriors Museum after watching a mildly amusing ceremony honoring the emperor who united China. The tomb is in Lintong, 30 km (19 miles) east of Xian.

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Lintong, 710600, China

Sight Details:

  • Y40
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 7–7; Nov.–Mar., daily 8–6

Updated 06/12/2013


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