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Tomb of Emperor Tang Gaozong (Qianling)

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Address: Western Route, Xi'an, China
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A long way but worth the effort.

Some distance out of Xi'an but nevertheless an interesting site to visit if you have the time. You really need to be staying in Xi'an a few days before this features on your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 February 2016
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Some distance out of Xi'an but nevertheless an interesting site to visit if you have the time. You really need to be staying in Xi'an a few days before this features on your itinerary but if you are then the effort will be repaid with truly spectacular views as well as adding to your understanding of the fascinating culture and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

I went on the Western Route Tour, so it included QianLing and Famen Temple. Helpful to have a guide explain what you're seeing. Emperor Gaozong's wife later became the only female emperor in Chinese history after he died. She (Wu Zetian)created her own dynasty and ruled for about 20 years. They are buried next to each other, and their tombs... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

The reason for heading out to see this is the age of the original stones and statues. For these to last as long as they have is amazing unto itself. The hike up the mountain is not difficult.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We visited Qianling by Sept 2015. We used public transport to come here. We went to Xian station (西安火车站东广场)aboard a tourist bus called Yousanlu (游3路) which was departure only ONCE per day at 8 am. Bus fare is CNY50 return. We aboard the bus before 8 am but we had to wait until 8:40 am to start our journey because... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

I thought it was the Mausoleum of Wu Zetian the very powerful Empress of the Tang Dynasty. I was told that according to local legend these two towers that can be seen for miles represent her breasts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

There are too much history to dwell on...of an era that arguably was the most mesmerizing and dazzling of the Eastern Civilization.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

Visited this place during winter, on Dec 2014. Entry tickets is CNY82; inclusive of the satellite tombs. While it's not a must, do pay this tomb a visit if you have some spare time. Buried in the main tomb is Emperor Wuzhetian and her husband Emperor Gaozhong. The soul way linking to the burial mound is splendid; however since the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

The spirit way is grand and sweeping. However, there is nothing much to see beyond the main path. The spirit way slowly dwindle to narrower paved path up the mould, followed by unpaved dirt track. The tomb is not excavated. Once up this path, local guides will approach you to show you the way to see some stone tablets depicting... More 

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Semarang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

This is another must visit in Xian as Tang dynasty was the most glorious dynasty in Chinese history and it was conveyed here in the tomb of probably the most important person of her era, Empress Wu Zetian. The complex itself was vast and who knows what lies within the qianling mountain. The complex has many satellite tombs with artifacts... More 

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Betchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

We hired a 7 seater (for 5 of us) for the day at RMB 1400 to visit Tomb of Emperor Taizong (Zhaoling Tomb), Tomb of Emperor Tang Gaozong (Qianling) and Farmen Temple, one of the most significant Buddist temple in China, 85km to the west of Xi'an. It was 7am to 7pm. It's a refreshing change to the hustle bustle... More 

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