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Mausoleums and Tombs

Mausoleums and tombs in China are also nice ways to get through China's history and its culture. It's ture different dynasties have different custom to bury their forefathers and relatives, mostly depend on their wealth and social environments, such as the imperial families of Tang Dynasty like to bury their members into huge mountains with huge block of stone blocked the entrance, and imperial families of Ming Dynasty like to bury their members under the ground.

  • Western Zhou Chariot Burial Pit

    Located near the Zhangjiapo Village in Mawang Town of Chang'sn District in Xian City and on the west bank of the Fenghe River, the Western Zhou Chariot Burial Pit is a typical sacrificial tomb of slave society. Archeologists have confirmed that the system of burying living people with the dead began in the Shang Dynasty (16th - 11th century BC). At that time, many alive slaves were buried with the
  • Zhaoling Mausoleum

    located on the top of Jiuzong Mountain, about 23 km northeast of Liquan County and 83 kilometers (51.5miles) from downtown Xian, Zhaoling Mausoleum is the mausoleum of Li Shimin,the Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty (618-907). It is the largest among the 18 masusoleums of the Tang Dynasty, as well as the largest royal mausoleum in the world. With an area of 87.5 square miles, Zhaoling has 190 satel
  • Tomb of Huo Qubing

    Huo Qubing (140 BC-117 BC), a very outstanding and brave general in the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24), led his troops to repulse numerous incursions by the Huns and brought peace and prosperity to his country and small countries in the north. However, in 117 BC, while on the march to Hun near Qilian Mountain, he died for some disease, a great loss to the whole society. Emperor Wudi (156 BC-87 BC
  • Qianling Mausoleum

    Located on the summit of Liangshan Hill some 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of the Xian City, Shaanxi Province, Qianling Mausoleum is the tomb of Emperor Gao Zong and his Empress Wu Zetian of Tang Dynasty (618-907). The design of the tomb site replicates the city of Chang'an(Xian) and in accordance with tradition is on a north-south axis. The southern approach is set between two smaller hills
  • Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi

    Located at Zhangjiawan Village, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Xian City, Shaanxi Province, the Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi is a jint tomb of Liu Qi, a notable emperor of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-220AD), and his empress, Empress Wang. With an area of 20 square kilometers (4,942 acres), the Mausoleum of Western Han Emepror Liu Qi comprises the emperor's tomb, empress' to
  • Maoling Mausoleum

    Located about 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) away from Xian City, Xian Maoling Mausoleum is the tomb of Liu Che(157 BC - 87 BC), the Emperor Wu of Western Han Dynasty(206 BC - 24 AD). Known as 'the Chinese Pyramid', Maoling Mausoleum is not only the largest mausoleum but also the mausoleum which has the richest burial contents of all mausoleums of Emperors during the Western Han Dynasty. Meanwhile
  • West Route to Tour Xian

    Aboout 19 miles northwest of Xian, Xianyang is the first stop on the west route, the Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi (Hanyangling), the joint grave of Liu Qi, a notable emperor in Western Han (206 BC-220AD) and Empress Wang; Qianling Mausoleum, the joint tomb of Emperor Gaozong and his empress Wu Zetian, the only woman ruler in Chinese history; Zhaoling Mausoleum, the tomb of the second em
  • East Route to Tour Xian

    Taking City Bus U5 (306) from the east square of the railway station to the east skirt of Xian City, the first tourist spot is the Banpo Museum which built on the ancient human village relics of Neolithic Yangshao culture. Then follows the Terracotta Warriors museum. Since October 1st, 2010. the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum and the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses have been combined into on
  • Yong Mausoleum

    Location of Yong Mausoleum   Yong Mausoleum, Yongling in Chinese, was situated on Fuqin East Road, Chengdu, where buried emperor Wang Jian (847-918), who was the former emper of Shu dynasty. The capital of Shu was right at Chengdu, which was once the most powerful and governable during the Five Dynasties and Ten States period.   Features of Yong Mausoleum The Mausoleum was distinctive by i
  • Mausoleum of General Yue Fei

    Have you heard about Yue Fei? He came from Tangyin in Xiangzhou of today's Henan Province, which was a great general famous for wars against the Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234) in the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279). He was a great general, after he joined the army, he and his troops continuously won wars against the Jin. Nevertheless, after Yue and his army had recovered most of the lost territory, Emperor G