Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor

Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor

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Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor

Introduction: The Yellow Emperor (Huangdi in Chinese) is the legendary ancestor of Chinese people and the sy..

Tickets:The Yellow Emperor Temple is also called Xuanyuan (the given name of Yellow Emperor) Temple. ..

Travel Tips:Mount Qiao (Bridge Mountain in Chinese) gained its name from its bridge-styling form with Jush..

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The Yellow Emperor (Huangdi in Chinese) is the legendary ancestor of Chinese people and the symbol of Chinese civilization. The mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor is the most important ancient mausoleum in China, praised as the First Mausoleum in China. o­n the Qingming Festival which usually falls o­n April 5, Chinese people from different places get together here to hold a memorial ceremony for commemorating the Yellow Emperor. It is located at Mount Qiao, 500 meters (547 yards) north of Huangling County of Yan’an, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of Xi’an (the capital city of Shaanxi Province). Therefore Yan’an is considered as the birthplace of Chinese civilization. It is definitely the must-see when people visit Yan’an. Visit Yellow Emperor Mausoleum with our Yanan tour packages, or just ask us to customize a Yanan tour to your needs.

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It is located at Mount Qiao, 500 meters (547 yards) north of Huangling County of Yan’an, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of Xi’an (the capital city of Shaanxi Province).

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The Yellow Emperor Temple is also called Xuanyuan (the given name of Yellow Emperor) Temple. According to historical record, Xuanyuan Temple was first built at the western foot of Mount Qiao during the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). It was restored during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It was badly damaged by floods and moved to the eastern foot of the mountain by Emperor Song Taizu during the Song Dynasty (960-1234 ) where it now stands.

There is a pond o­n the way to the temple. It is named Yinchi, taking an area of 200,000 square meters (215278 square feet). The water adds much vitality to the ancient temple. A 9-meter-wide and 66-meter-long stone bridge called Xuanyuan Bridge crosses over the pond.
Walking across the bridge and then climbing 95 steps, you will get to a square in the front of the Xuanyuan Temple. The square takes an area of 10000 square meters (107639 square feet), paved with 5000 big flagstones.

When you enter the gate of Xuanyuan Temple, you will see a huge cypress. It is 30 meters (98 feet) tall, 3 meters (10 feet) in diameter and 11 meters (36 feet) in girth. As a Chinese legend goes, it was planted by the Yellow Emperor personally and would over 4000 years old, the oldest cypress in China. The main hall is magnificent which houses the stone sculpture of the Yellow Emperor. There are over 40 steles of the past dynasties in the temple.

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The Yellow Emperor Mausoleum scenic area mainly consists of two parts: the Yellow Emperor Temple (Xuanyuan Temple) and the mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor.

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