Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)


Entrance Charge: (excluding admiring images created by optical illusion)
Mar. – Nov. : CNY 70;
Dec. – Feb. : CNY 55

Opening Hours

Mar. – Nov. : 08:30-18:30 (tickets available from 08:30 to 17:00);
Dec. – Feb. : 08:30 – 18:00 (tickets available from 08:30 to 16:30)

The Yangling Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty, commonly known as Han Yang Ling, is situated in Zhangjiawan Village, approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Xi’an City in Shaanxi Province. This ancient burial site serves as the final resting place for Liu Qi, a prominent emperor of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD), and his empress, Wang. Constructed in the year 153 AD, the mausoleum encompasses an expansive area spanning 20 square kilometers (4,942 acres).

As a magnificent cultural relic, Han Yang Ling comprises several key features, including the tombs of the emperor and empress, as well as the south and north burial pits, ceremonial sites, human sacrifice graveyard, and a criminals’ cemetery. The meticulous arrangement of these elements, centered around the emperor’s tomb, offers insight into the strict hierarchical social structure of the Han Dynasty.

Notably, the Outside Pits Exhibition Hall, established in 2006, serves as the first underground museum in China. This exhibition hall provides visitors with an immersive experience, showcasing artifacts and insights gleaned from the archaeological excavations conducted at Han Yang Ling.

Overall, Han Yang Ling stands as a testament to the rich history and cultural heritage of the Han Dynasty, offering a glimpse into the ancient customs and rituals surrounding imperial burials in ancient China. Through its expansive grounds and remarkable archaeological discoveries, Han Yang Ling continues to captivate visitors and scholars alike, shedding light on the dynastic legacy of the Western Han Dynasty and its enduring impact on Chinese history.

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