Hotel pick-up Hanyangling Mausoleum
The same as your previous day, your guide will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time (around 7:30AM-8AM) and pick you up to our first destination: Hanyangling Mausoleum. It takes about 40 minutes to drive there. This museum has an underground exhibition hall so that people can see the results of the archeological digs in the big mausoleum complex of Emperor Jingdi (also named Liu Qi, 188 to 141 BC) of the Han Dynasty, his wife, officials, dynastic clan members, and commoners. There is also a graveyard for slaves who built the complex. The underground hall was opened in 2006. The archeological dig site only covers a small area, but the whole burial complex is immense. It covers a total area of about 10 square kilometers or 4 square miles.
Next, as China Highlights' VIP guest, you will be approved to enter into the restoration laboratory to take a close look at the procedure of the relics restoration. This laboratory is not opened to public. Our expert guide will introduce the basic knowledge and skills of restoration. And staffs there restore the relics in live presentation. If you are an antiquary or a fan of cultural relics, feel free to communicate with these holy restorers.
Good to know:
- You will have chance to watch a Holographic movie about the history of the Emperor Jingdi and his empress. Usually it is Chinese version and it would be difficult to understand for English-speaking visitors. As our VIP guests, we will negotiate with the museum manager for an English version movie for you.