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The Qianling Mausoleum is a Tang Dynasty (618–907) tomb site located in northwest from Xi'an, formerly the Tang capital. Built by 684 (with additional construction until 706), the tombs of Qianling Mausoleum complex houses the remains of various members of the royal Li family. This includes Emperor Gaozong of Tang (r. 649–683), as well as his wife, the Zhou Dynasty usurper and China's first (and only) governing empress Wu Zetian (r. 690–705). The Qianling Mausoleum is renowned for its many Tang Dynasty stone statues located above ground and the mural paintings adorning the subterranean walls of the tombs.

Qianling Mausoleum is surrounded by 17 satellite tombs, including prince’s tombs, princess’ tombs and minister’s tombs, among which the tomb of Princess Yongtai, the tombs of Crown Prince Zhanghuai and Yide, tomb of the ancient Head of the secretariat, Xue Yuanchao and the tomb of Yan Guogong were excavated. Thousands of valuable cultural relics were unearthed, such as murals, pottery, wooden figurines and copper-ware. As a unique mausoleum of two emperors, Qianling Mausoleum is a typical mountain mausoleum and is renowned all over the world.
Location: Xianyang City; Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00; Contact number: + 86-10-58968802 Tickets: CNY40/70

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