Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang

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While the Terracotta Warriors guard his corpse from 1.5km away, this is the site where the Qin Dynasty Emperor Shi Huang is actually buried. There’s actually not a lot of point visiting this site – there’s nothing much to see. According to records, the tomb was massive, with jewel-filled, ornate chambers and booby traps to stop grave robbers. But all this is below ground. All that is visible is the hill standing atop the tomb, which is about 50 meters high.

Admission: ¥40. Open: 7:30-18:00.

Directions: Bus 306 from the train station stops here on its way to the Terracotta Warriors (you can also stop off here on the reverse trip). The bus fare is ¥7.

Show the taxi driver: 请带我去秦始皇陵,谢谢。 (Please take me to the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang. Thank you.)