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Tomb of Emperor Tang Gaozong (Qianling)

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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I have seen the location on various TV show regarding Chinese history. I found the long walkway, stone guards, and a fantastic view. I was hoping for more in-depth information. Still, to think of what was at this location....

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This was one of my favorite sights my husband took me to in Xian. One of his friends drove us there. It was definitely very interesting, amazing and beautiful!!! I loved the scenery, quiet an the history behind it. It was so peaceful especially when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

A great many of the statues have been damaged or removed to museums, but you get a good idea of the vastness of the area. A long journey and not one I would revisit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 10SWright
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I am attracted by the story of Wu Zetian that this place has a blank stele for the first empress Lady Wu in China. The stele is about 99 tons. This stele is located at the garden of Qianling Mausoleum. Going here requires about 1.5...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank artchung
Reviewed 18 May 2018

I had seen the story of Empress Wu on TV and was interested in visiting her mausoleum, even though I knew that her tomb had not been excavated. I wasn’t disappointed. It took about 2 hours to get there from my Xian city centre hotel...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank George H
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

The Qianling mausoleums of Emperor Tang Gaozong and Empress Wu Zetain are located on top of Mt Liangshan. The views are great, well worth the walk up the long path up to tombs. If you have time it’s worth visiting the tombs of princess Yongtai,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank g6hie
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is a must see if you are interested in Chinese history .... especially on Tang Dynasty. This mausoleum was built in 684 AD. It is the joint tomb of the third Tang Emperor Gaozong and his Empress Wu Zetian. The latter later became the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

It took 2 hours by bus from Xi'an but this Tomb has nothing much to see despite that I have learned the stories about this place and the 2 emperors who was burden here. The fact is their tomb hasn't been open so visitors can...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jordantph
Reviewed 14 November 2017

As in other countries the reverence for the dead is big here. This was a very large area. I understand that the tomb has never been opened but the Chinese speak of it altho they are afraid it is booby trapped.. Lovely area to be...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Drgnfli1
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We visited here as part of a guided tour, and so we had the advantage of learning the story of this place. The actual site is 75 kms from Xi'an, so it is even more disappointing to learn when you get there that access to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rowan B
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