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Fuling Tomb

The Fuling Tomb (Chinese: 福陵; pinyin: Fúlíng) also known as the East Tomb (simplified Chinese: 东陵; traditional Chinese: 東陵; pinyin: Dōnglíng) is the mausoleum of Nurhaci, the founding emperor of the Qing dynasty and his wife, Empress Xiaocigao. It served as the main site for ritual ceremonies conducted by the imperial family during the entire Qing dynasty.[1] Located in the eastern part of Shenyang city, Liaoning Province, northeastern China, the Fuling Tomb has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004.

Layout

The mausoleum is an extensive architectural complex that consist of stone archway, main red gate, sacred way, cloud pillars, stone animals, a 108-step stone staircase, the Shengongshengde Stele Pavilion, the washing room, the fruit room, the tea room, the waiting room, Long'en Gate, Long'en Hall, eastern and western side-halls, silk burning pavilion, Lingxing Gate, the five stone sacrifice utensils, Ming pavilion, and Treasure City.[1]

Location

The tomb is located in a hilly area 10,000 meters east of the old city of Shenyang.

Protection

The Fuling Tomb was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in an extension to the site Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in 2004.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c WHC Nomination Documentation: Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
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