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Tomb of Emperor Tang Gaozong (Qianling)

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History of the only female Chinese Empress ruler Wu Tze Tian.

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... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stele are from the scholars in the later dynasties. She wanted to be judged for... More 

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Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

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.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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 surface. 換上銀裝的乾陵 really so beautiful and match the mood to go back to over a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 19 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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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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Reviewed 10 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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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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Reviewed 19 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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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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