How Much do You Know about the Following Mausoleums?

December 18,2008 Editor:Kerry Lee|

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The mausoleum has become an important part of ancient Chinese culture as it related with Chinese emperor and famous people. You will be full of ancient Chinese history without any gloomy feeling when you visit these mausoleums, particularly in the following tens.
Bright Ming Tombs
With a total area of 120 square kilometers, the Bright Ming Tombs have demonstrated its grand beauty by its huge imposing manner to the world. It has buried 13 emperors of Ming Dynasty. As a part of traditional Chinese culture, the Bright Ming tombs integrate with the scenery of the mountain which surrounds it, constituting a tourist attraction. 
The Mausoleum of First Emperor of Jin Dynasty
The mausoleum occupies a land area of 5.1 hectares with broad atmosphere and mystical magnificent sight. It is divided into four parts-the forerunner space, God’s space, the imperial grave and the mausoleum chamber. The jade belt bridge, the gate palace and two magpie platforms compose a serious atmosphere.
The Mausoleum of Confucius
It is the longest, most completely reserved tomb with the biggest scale. It is burying Confucius and his descendant. This tomb occupies 2 square kilometers, the old tree towering and blocking the sky. Tourists here can feel dignity, and enjoy a moment of tranquility.
The Mausoleum of Xiaozhuang (A famous empress of Qing dynasty)
Occupying an area of 2.2 square kilometers, the mausoleum was built with a construction form of traditional central courtyard. 16 function areas have been built for tourists to receive historical education, experience surviving in wild, play on the water, watch the plants, dine, and entertain and so on.
Qijiangya Mausoleum Group
Its history may trace back to Qin dynasty. Located in the south of Santai County, 45 kilometer away, thousands of cliff tombs are distributed in the mountain range. The portrait decoration and carves of the multi-room tomb are most world-famous. 
Mang Mountain Mausoleum Group
Located in Luoyang, Henan Province, it has several ancient Chinese emperors’ mausoleums and the mausoleums of their ministers. The numerous mausoleums accompany the blue sky and white clouds, integrate with the cemetery nearby.
Mausoleum Group of Wei and Jin Dynasty
Located in boundless earth of Jiayuguan, there are more than 1400 ancient graves of Wei and Jin Dynasties. It enjoys reputation of "the World Biggest Underground Painted Corridor”.
Mausoleum of Zhengchenggong (An ancient Chinese national hero)
Located in Quanzhou, Fu jian province, the grave is the Minnan style, plain dignified. In front of the grave, there is a pair of stone carving engraved pillar. It is a good place for people both in home and overseas to visit.
Mausoleum of Yi Emperor (The last emperor of Qin Dynasty)
Located in Chenzhou, Hunan Province, it has a history of more than 2200 years. The broad road and strict structure of the tomb open people’s mind. People from Japanese, Hong Kong, Macao and the mainland have been well received here. 
Towers in Gaoyi Tomb
Owing the most completely reserved and delicate towers, it is the first group of state reserve. The carving there are lifelike which can best represent the culture of architecture and art in Han Dynasty. 

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