Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Introduction: Emperor Qin’s Mausoleum is situated at the northern foot of Mount Li, some 35 kilometers eas..

Tickets:The massive construction of Emperor Qin’s mausoleum created a precedent for the emperors after..

Travel Tips:The mausoleum started to be under construction soon after QinShihuang became King of Qin. The ..

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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Introduction

Emperor Qin’s Mausoleum is situated at the northern foot of Mount Li, some 35 kilometers east of Xi’an city. Mount Li stands 1,256 meters high with trees evergreen all year around. The ShuiJingZhu (The water Classic) records: ”The southen side of Mount Li is famous for gold and the northern side jade.” The main reason why the emperor selected this site as his mausoleum is due to its good FengShui.

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FengShui is the art and science of positioning man-made structure in harmony with the vital cosmic energy coursing through the earth. It is quite essentially for Chinese in its concern for harmony and proportion, and for balancing man, nature and spirit.

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The massive construction of Emperor Qin’s mausoleum created a precedent for the emperors after him. Burial mounds that conceal tombs below appeared early in the late Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC-476 BC), but none of them had been as huge as Emperor QinShihuang’s Mausoleum started from Emperor Qin and the emperors in the later dynasties like Han, Tang etc. began to follow. The Emperor Qins Mausoleum was originally named LiShan Garden. In ancient times, people did not worship their gods and ancestors at the graves and tombs. But it was since QinShihuang who had his resting hall built by the side of mausoleum. LiYi, covering an area of 7.5 square kilometers, which was the administrative office of the tomb, was set up in the vicinity of the mausoleum. This was also the first in Chinese history.

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Traditional cosmology describes how the invisible energy currents, or “Dragon Veins”, run from the sky down into mountain peaks and then along the earth, Blending heavenly and earthly energies. Natural topography the forms of hills, the direction of streams is believed to modify the natural energies, creating auspicious and inauspicious sites.

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