World Heritage in China

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

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The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, located in Lintong County, near Xi'an city, capital of Shaanxi province, contains terracotta warriors and horses. It is also known as the Lishan Mausoleum as it lies on the north hill of Lishan Mountain.

Constructed from 246 BC to 208 BC, the mausoleum was the first of its kind in Chinese history.

With a height of 76 meters, it is laid out in line with the dimensions of Xianyang, the capital of the Qin Dynasty.

It is composed of an inner compound and outer compound, which have respective perimeters of 2.5 km and 6.3 km. The tomb is located in the southwest of the inner compound.

Three pits filled with funeral objects of the Emperor have been discovered that include more than 7,000 Terra-Cotta Warriors and over 100 wooden chariots.

Most weapons and armor discoveries are made of bronze and are still as sharp as when newly crafted.

It was listed as a cultural heritage site by UNESCO in December, 1987.


Address: Linlan Rd., Lintong district, Xi'an, Shaanxi province


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