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Han Yang Ling is a fasciating site to visit and I found it super convenient to combine with the airport transfer. Michelle my tour guide was waiting at the airport arrivals area with a sign with my name, and led me to the car and driver who was very courteous and safe. Bottled water was provided and the minivan was fitted with seatbelts.
Drive time from the airport to Han Yang Ling was approximately 20 minutes apparently the site was discovered by workers building the road to the airport. We had a good three hours at the excavation site, South Gate and museum of artefacts from the site around 1km away and Michelle provided interesting commentary. Drive time to my Xian hotel was approximately 1 hour due to traffic.
Worth a visit if you are a history/archaeology fan. Not easy to get there by public transport, so I would recommend organising a private tour or hiring a taxi for the day. The site is divided into two: the pits opened to the public this side of the museum must have seen better times and it is kept very dark. According to my guide there used to be a bigger shop on site and a film explaining the finds, but it all looks very empty and run down now and a museum. Make sure you are taken to both about 5 minutes apart by car. My guide said it was her first time in the museum and for me it completed the visit and without it, it would not have been that worthwhile.
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