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Qianling Tomb

Qianling Tomb Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
About 80 kilometers west of Xian and situated on Liangshan Hill, Qianling was the joint tomb of Emperor Tang Gaozong (Li Zhi, 628 A.D.-683 A.D.) and Empress Wu Zetian (624 A.D.-705 A.D.), the only Empress in Chinese history.

Qianling Tomb was built in 684 AD. According to the records, the inner city, about 240 square meters, followed the rectangular layout of Chang´an city with the gates on the four sides named: the Phoenix (south gate), the Tortoise (north), the Black Dragon (east) and the White Tiger (west).

In total the mausoleum site covered an area of 2.3 square meters (0.88 square kilometers) and within this area stood 378 buildings that included the Sacrifice Hall, a Pavilion, a Hall of Ministers and numerous corridors. Unfortunately, the above ground structures have not survived unlike the stone sculptures that still delight visitors.

The city comprises the inner city and the outer. Many splendid buildings such as dedicatory halls and gate towers were built.

The way to the Emperor´s tomb is lined with stone animals as well as human figures, including horses and ostriches, winged horses and a pair of stone lions. In all there are 124 stone sculptures and these are reminders of the fact that the Tang was very much involved with trade and diplomatic exchange with the world far beyond China´s borders.

Features
Qianling Tomb is of a very strong and secure construction and it is notable as the only mausoleum to escape the unwelcome attention of tomb robbers.

Traffic:

Take tourism bus No.3 at the railway Station.

DCT Tips:

Recommended time for a visit: 2 hours

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