Xian Day 3: Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum

After visiting the Terracotta Warriors site, we took a shuttle bus to the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum.

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Qin Shi Huang was the first Qin Emperor and also the first emperor of China. The Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang is the largest imperial tomb in China.

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Actually, there is not much to be seen here. The hill in the above picture is believed to be the site of the underground palace. However, excavation had been hold off to preserve the mausoleum. This is to prevent the same mistake made in the excavation of the Terracotta Warriors where the painted decoration quickly lost it’s colour when exposed to air. Continue reading