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Qian County

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About Qian County

Located in Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province, Qian County is an important area for grain production in the Guanzhong region. Qian County borders Liquan to the east and is quite close to the Liquan county seat. It borders Xingping to the south and Yongshou to the north. The county is famous for the Qianling Mausoleum, where China’s only ever reigning female emperor Wu Zetian (c. 624-705) and her husband Emperor Gaozong of Tang (649-683) are interred. Qian County has a long history and many tourist attractions. There are over 539 ancient cultural sites here and three imperial tombs, and it is the first of Shaanxi's 18 counties listed as major sources of cultural relics. Qian County has many local specialty snacks, popular ones being the “Qianzhou Four Treasures” of guokui bread, guamian (vermicelli), the soft “tofu brain” (doufunao), and the crispy bread chasu.

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Qinling Mausoleum
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The Qinling Mausoleum was constructed in the year 684 and is one of the rare places in China - or even the world - where emperors from two dynasties and an imperial husband and wife are interred. Emperor Gaozong of Tang (Li Zhi) and his wife Wu Zetian, China’s only empress, are interred here. This mausoleum is also one of the few imperial tombs in China that has not been looted. The Qinling Mausoleum Scenic Area is quite large. In addition to the Qinling Mausoleum itself, it also contains many “companion tombs” (peizangmu) in which members of the imperial court and major ministers are buried. The tombs of Prince Zhanghuai, Crown Prince Yide, and Princess Yongtai are currently being excavated.
Tomb of Prince Yide
123 Reviews
In the Tomb of Prince Yide lays Li Chongrun, grandson of Tang Dynasty Emperor Gaozong Li Zhi and Empress Wu Zetian, eldest son of Emperor Zhongzong Li Xian and Queen Wei. The tomb is located very close to Qianling, the tomb of Emperor Gaozong and Wu Zetian. It is the grandest and highest level Tang Dynasty emperor’s tomb ever excavated to date. The Tomb of Prince Yide is consists of the tomb tunnel, six caverns, seven sky wells, eight houses, the emperor’s path ahead and behind, along with two tomb caverns. The murals in the tomb are very precious, rich in content and color. They fully demonstrate the manner and environment of the Tang Court during its height.
Tomb of Princess Yongtai
82 Reviews
Tomb of Princess Yongtai, one of the tombs of Qianling, is located in the southeast of Qianling. Li Xianhui, the owner of the tomb, is the granddaughter of Li Zhi, Gaozong of Tang, and Wu Zetian. She is also the daughter of Li Xian, Zhongzong of Tang. When she died, she was only 17 years old. She was buried with her husband Wu Yanji in Qianling. The Tomb of Princess Yongtai is a large and well-preserved female tomb of the Tang Dynasty, excavated in Shanxi Province after the founding of China.
Famen Temple
3,326 Reviews
Famen Temple is located in Fufeng County, Baoji City. Originally constructed during the late Eastern Han dynasty, it was an imperial temple during the Tang dynasty (618-907) because it housed the holiest of Buddhist items, a finger bone of the Gautama Buddha (Sakyamuni), thereby becoming a holy place revered across the country. Today's Famen Temple comprises two parts: the cluster of old Tang-style architecture (the Famen temple complex and True Relic Pagoda) and the newly built cultural scenic area. The precious true relic of the finger bone of the Gautama Buddha is enshrined in the Namaste Dagoba on the east side of the cultural scenic area.

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