Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Xian Trip 2016 - Day 3 - Han Yang Ling Mausoleum / How to go to Han Yang Ling Mausoleum 汉阳陵博物馆 by public transport
Day 3, we decided to visit Hanyangling Mausoleum. We took the subway Line 2 to City Library Station and exit at EXIT D and the bus stop is just infront of EXIT D. We then take tourist bus number 4 to Hanyangling Mausoleum, which is the last stop of the journey.The fare is only CNY2. The journey took about 40 minutes. Please note the arrival of the bus, the interval of the bus is long. The first bus comes at 8.30am, 10.20am,12noon,13.40,15.20,17.00. When we arrived at the mausoleum, we quickly note the timing of the bus departure from the mausoleum, we do not want to miss the bus otherwise we had to wait for a long time for the next bus and hardly there's a cab in the vincity as the place is out of the city. The timing for the bus departure from the mausoleum is 9.30am,11.10am,12.50,14.30,16.10 and 18.00. The price of the ticket is CNY80. The museum has an underground exhibition hall so that people can see the results of the archeological digs in the big mausoleum complex of Emperor Liu Qi (188 to 141 BC) of the Han Dynasty, his wife, officials, dynastic clan members, and commoners. There is also a graveyard for slaves who built the complex. Read more from source. Hanyangling Mausoleum is a smaller version of the Terracotta Army Mausoleum. Accompany the burial of the emperor are not any terracotta armies but dolls. They were found intact as a whole unlike the terracotta armies who were broken in pieces. There will be a museum guide to bring us around but the guide only speak mandarin. It was very dim and dark inside the mausoleum and difficult to take photos of the pit, so I just video the pit. There's a lot of pretty roses outside the mausoleum near the bus stop, great for taking photos of the flowers. It was very dark and dim in the mausoleum, I could only use my camera to record the voice of the guide. You can find out more information about the mausoleum from travelchinaguide.