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.
TOP 3 PLACES YOU MUST VISIT IN LINTONG!
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.
The sculptures of soldiers and horses found in Pit 1.
This is the largest pit and was found in 1974.
Where the archer, cavalry and infantry soldiers excavated in this pit.
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