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Qianling Mausoleum

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Introduction to Xian Qianling Mausoleum

Qianling Mausoleum is one of the famous ancient mausoleum of the Tang Dynasty in China. It is located on Mount Liang, 6 kilometers north of Qain County of Xianxiang City, Shaanxi Province. It is about 85 kilometers away from Xian. With a complex of tombs the Qianling Mausoleum houses remains of the royal Li Family, including Emperor Gaozong, Empress Wu Zetian, who is the only Empress in Chinese history, and other 17 small attendant tombs for other members and officers of the royal family.

The Qianling Mausoleum was built in 684 and it took 23 years to complete the construction. The mausoleum covers an occupation of 2.3 square meters with a total of 378 buildings. The whole mausoleum was constructed to be featured with the classical traditional Tang Dynasty architectural arts and skills. Built very strong and solid, treasures in the imperial tombs of the Qianling Mausoleum were never stolen by tomb robbers.

Besides the magnificent architectures, the Qianling Mausoleum is much more reputed for the many stone statues and steles above the ground, and the mural paintings decorated to the underground walls of the tombs. Stone sculptures of horses, ostriches, winged horses, and lions are found lining in the way to the Emperor’s Tomb. 

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Liangshan Mountain, 6 kilometers away from the north of Qian County, Xianyang, Shaanxi Province, China

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Main Sights

Qianling Mausoleum, the Tomb of Crown Prince Zhanghuai, the Towb of Prince Yide, the Tomb of Princess Yongtai.

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Travel Information

Admission for Qianling Mausoleum:

122 yuan (March~November);

82 yuan (December~Next February)

Opening Hours:

8:00AM~6:00PM (March~November);

8:30AM: 5:30PM (December~Next February)

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1. You can take subway line 1 to Hancheng Road Station, then take a long-distance bus from Xian West Bus Station to Qian County. After arrival, you can take local mini buses to Qianling Mausoleum.

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Travel Tips 

1. The admission ticket includes the mausoleum, the Tomb of Crown Prince Zhanghuai, the Towb of Prince Yide and the Tomb of Princess Yongtai.

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