Zhao Mausoleum - Qing Dynasties
Wonder Type: Cultural
Best of: Tomb
Zhaoling (Luminous Tomb), also known as Beiling (Northern Tomb) is the mausoleum of the second Qing emperor, Huang Taji, and his empress Xiaoduanwen Borjite. The tomb is located within Beiling Park, in the northern part of Shenyang, in Liaoning province, and is a popular area attraction. The tomb complex took eight years to build (between 1643 and 1651) and has a row of animal statues leading to it. The tomb and surrounding park cover an area of 3,300,000 square metres making it the largest of the three imperial tombs north of the great wall. The area around the tomb was originally set aside for imperial use and ordinary people were forbidden entry. This forbidden area was opened to the public in 1928 and now forms Shenyang's Beiling Park.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Zhao Mausoleum - Qing Dynasties", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.