Top 10 attractions in Shaanxi, China

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  Mausoleums of the Yellow Emperor (黄帝陵)

Mausoleums of the Yellow Emperor [Xinhua]

The Yellow Emperor is the legendary ancestor of the Chinese nation. His tomb is located on Qiaoshan Hill in the north of Huangling County, with the Jushui River running to its left side. Amid the lavish growth of ancient cypresses, you find the Yellow Emperor's Tomb, 3.6 meters high and 48 meters in circumference.

There is a stone tablet, erected in 1776 during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, inscribed with the characters "Ancient Yellow Emperor's Tomb on Qiaoshan." There are three passage pavilions in the court of the front hall of the temple, bearing over 70 steles erected during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and inscriptions from emperors throughout the ages memorializing the Yellow Emperor.

Admission:91 yuan (high season)

                     51 yuan (low season)

Best time to visit:March to November

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