E33***95The Zhao Mausoleum (or North Mausoleum, or Beiling Park) is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon. This large park and lake hosts a 400 year old stand of pine trees. The Mausoleum is not crowded, has good historical significance, good interpretive signage, and some really nicely preserved artifacts. Well worth a visit. We didnt rent a quad-bike or a paddle boat, but they looked fun.
139***13Qianling is one of the 18 tombs of Tang Dynasty in Guanzhong area of Shaanxi Province, located on Liangshan 6 kilometers north of Ganxian County, Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province. It is a joint burial tomb of Li Zhi and Wu Zetian of Gaozong in Tang Dynasty. The cemetery is large in scale and the area of the cemetery is "Bai Li Zhou" ("Tang Hui Yao"). Qian Mausoleum is the most well preserved tomb of the 18 tombs of the Tang Dynasty, and the only tomb in the Tang Dynasty that has not been stolen. From the end of the Tang Dynasty, the Huang Chao war, the Huang Chao used 400,000 troops to rob the Qian Mausoleum. In the Five Dynasties, Hou Liang Chongzhou setteth made Wen Yong organize the army to excavate all the imperial mausoleums of the Tang Dynasty. "The imperial mausoleums of the Tang Dynasty are in their territory, they are excavated, and they are treasured. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sun Lianzhong, a KMT general who was stationed in the Qianling to protect the Qianling, used real guns to cover the soldiers of a division to steal and dig the Qianling. The soldiers blasted many places with explosives but could not find the entrance to the tomb. In 1958, several local farmers fired artillery and blew up stones, unintentionally blew up the tomb road crossing, Shaanxi Province established the "Qianling Excavation Commission", Premier Zhou Enlai of the State Council to "Qianling Excavation Plan" to make "We can not do good, this matter can be left for future generations to complete" the instructions, The State Council issued a further circular to demand "the national imperial mausoleum before the excavation, " the Qianling excavation is stopped.