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3 places you MUST VISIT in Lin Tong, Xi An!

On our second last day in Xi An, we spent half day in Lin Tong (臨潼).

LinTong is one of the nine district in Xi An and it is only about 25km from Xi An.


1. Terracotta Army 兵馬俑

Emperor QinShiHuang's Mausoleum Site Museum.

Emperor Qin Shi Huang had begun to prepare his mausoleum since he was the emperor upon the ascending the throne at the age of 13. More than 7 hundred thousands of workers involved in building the terracotta warriors and his mausoleum, taking 11 years to finish.

The terracotta army is separated into 3 pits. However, Emperor Qin Shi Huang mausoleum is located 1.5km away from the museum site. Visitors have to take a shuttle bus to the mausoleum.

Emperor Qin's tomb has not been revealed till now.

Pit 1

The sculptures of soldiers and horses found in Pit 1.

This is the largest pit and was found in 1974.

Pit 2

Where the archer, cavalry and infantry soldiers excavated in this pit.

Pit 3

This pit excavated soldiers in command post with high ranking officers.

Duration: 2 hours.

We didn't manage to visit Emperor Qin's mausoleum because we didn't have enough time. If you are planning to visit the mausoleum, you have to spare another 1.5 hours to 2 hours.

Emperor Qin Shi Huang mausoleum site.

photo from wikipedia.

2. Hua Qing Palace 華清池,

Hua Qing Hot Spring.

Statue of Yang Guifei.

She was known as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China and also the beloved consort for Emperor Tang Xuan Zhong during his later years.

The miniatures palace with lighting performance in one of the showing hall.

During summer, Hua Qing Palace will have live performances about the the love story of Emperor Tang and Yang GuiFei in front of the main palace.

**Details of the live performances will be stated at the end of the post.

There are a lot of hot spring spots in the palace.

Lian Hua Pool

Guifei Pool

You can also enjoy the hot spring in Hua Qing palace too by renting a hot spring room!

Imagine yourself like Yang GuiFei. hahahah!

Before we leave, we managed to catch the 40 mins long 3D movie specifically made for Hua Qing Palce. It is about the love story of Emperor Tang and Yang Gui Fei. We were told that it is only free screening during that period of time as a survey.

The theatre also limits to 50 people at one time. We were requited to removed our shoes and changed to a safety tube before entering the theatre.

It is screening everyday from 0900-1630 except Tuesday will be 1300-1630.

3D movie is 40 mins long and only allowed 50 audiences at a time.

Location: 玄境長生殿

Statue of Yang Gui Fei dancing with her dancers to entertain Emperor Tang Xuan Zong.

Duration: 1hour 30 mins.

3. Mount Li 驪山