Qianling Museum

Qianling Museum, Qian County: Hours, Address, Qianling Museum Reviews: 4/5

Qianling Museum
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Singapore, Singapore46 contributions
Visiting wu zetian and tang gaozong tomb
Oct 2017 • Friends
Only go to this place if the weather is good. There is no shelter for rain and sun. I did not get a guide to explain this place. However I did eavesdropped from other guides. This place have lots of beautiful mountains. The figure of we zetian can be viewed in 3 parts. The top part of the mountain is the head, the middle part of the mountain is the chest and the lower part is the legs but cannot be seen as it’s very far away. Below the place, there are many things but professionals are not digging them up until they know a proper method to preserve it, but also said that things below may be already damaged from other dynasties. Who’s know man. Best to leave it as it is. suggest that if you are interested in this place do some reading up on the history first so when you go there you will understand the place without a guide.
Written October 12, 2017
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Hsin C
Taiwan10 contributions
Qianling: a place for a great empress Wu Zetian
Mar 2015 • Friends
Recently I visited Qianling. It is the mausoleum (grave) of the great former empress Wu Zetian and her husband the emperor Li). She was the only empress in China. She married to emperor Li Shimin first. After the emperor passed way, she married to the son of Li Shimin (it was common at that time and that area) and then became the empress. She was a smart woman with courage and wisdom. It is a nice place to walk for a few hours. Because it is not too close to big cities, it is not full with tourists yet.
Written April 7, 2015
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London32 contributions
Fascinating Tang Tombs, Must See
Aug 2014 • Family
Amazing site and well worth visiting.

The main tomb of Emperor Gaozong and Empress Wu remains intact so you can't explore the interior of this but you are free to climb to the summit of the pyramid shaped tomb. You can however enter 3 of the satellite tombs of which there are 17, all subterranean, containing well preserved wall paintings, ornaments and sarcophaguses.

The mausoleum covers a large area containing numerous beautiful stone statues, many representing foreign dignitaries, A shuttle service takes you to Famen temple, the museum housing artwork from the tombs, and the 3 satellite tombs. You pay a little extra for this.

You can also explore the surrounding hilly areas on horseback and camel if you have time. We were not able to fit this in despite spending the whole day there but the heat and humidity of August probably slowed us down - it was 35 degrees C.

To get there from Xian take the no 3 tourist bus from Xian station for only approx £1.80. The tourist buses are clearly signposted in English and also have their destinations written on the sides of the buses, some with images of their destinations painted on them. They leave about 7.30am and you need to get there in plenty of time to get a seat. Be mindful of the time for the return journey as there is no public transport to catch if you miss your bus. I did see a few taxis but not many.
Written September 18, 2014
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Chicago, IL292 contributions
Impressive Tang dynasty tomb of Wu Zetian
Jun 2013 • Friends
The only female Emperor of China, Wu Zetian (625-705 AD) is buried next to one her husbands, Emperor Gaozong, who she succeeded. Her story is one of a concubine who rose to be the supreme power in Tang China.

Her tomb sits atop a mountain (and is unapproachable). The long spirit way to the base of the mountain is lined on both sides with Tang-period statues of generals, 61 now headless ethnic leaders who came to pay homage at her funeral, as well as a blank stela (why is it blank? Was it intentional?).

We found this site fascinating, not only because the stone carvings were very interesting to see (the different poses, the different costumes), but because it is a good example of the kind of honor with which a Tang emperor was given after death.
Written June 26, 2013
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