Tomb of Emperor Tang Gaozong (Qianling) - Wow, a lot of great history 'buried' here. Beware of the Sun though.
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We particularly wanted to visit Emperor Wu’s Mausoleum (the joint tomb of Emperor Gaozong and his empress Wu Zetian of the Tang Dynasty) as we’d seen it on TV. It was about a two and a half hour drive out of Xi'an. Emperor Wu is...More
This is a little way out of town but worth the effort. A very well laid out tour of the tomb which is all under ground.
I paid my respects to her. That was something I wanted to do since young. I fulfilled my dreams. Why is her stone stele wordless? She had left it wordless for generations to carve their opinions of her. The words you see carved into her...More
To experience the Chinese civilization the life after death. We came here to see the horse wing and the power to the only Chinese Empress. I did not remember the cost entrance ticket.
Read Kung fu history story book, writing about the Lady EMPEROR, so very interested to go to QIANLING. Also found more actual history material about this Lady Emperor and the tomb. Finally, visited yesterday, with the sudden unexpected Snow covered the whole place white silver...More
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...More
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...More
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.
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...More