Zhao Mausoleum (Qing dynasty) World Heritage Site

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Zhaoling Tomb of the Qing Dynasty
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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The Red Gate of Zhaoling
LocationHuanggu, Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Part ofImperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
CriteriaCultural: (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Inscription2000 (24th session)
Extensions2003, 2004
Area47.89 ha (118.3 acres)
Buffer zone318.74 ha (787.6 acres)
Coordinates41°50′29″N 123°25′4″E / 41.84139°N 123.41778°E / 41.84139; 123.41778Coordinates: 41°50′29″N 123°25′4″E / 41.84139°N 123.41778°E / 41.84139; 123.41778
Zhao Mausoleum (Qing dynasty) is located in Liaoning
Zhao Mausoleum (Qing dynasty)
Location of Zhao Mausoleum in Liaoning
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Zhao Mausoleum (Qing dynasty) is located in China
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Zhaoling (Chinese: 昭陵; pinyin: Zhàolíng; lit.: 'luminous mausoleum'; Manchu: ᡝᠯᡩᡝᠩᡤᡝ
; Möllendorff: eldengge munggan), also known as Beiling (Chinese: 北陵; pinyin: Bĕilíng; lit.: 'North Mausoleum') is the tomb of the second Qing emperor, Hong Taiji, and his empress Xiaoduanwen.

The tomb is located within Beiling Park, in Huanggu District of the northern urban Shenyang, Liaoning province, and is a popular area attraction. The tomb complex took eight years (between 1643 and 1651) to build and has a row of animal statues leading to it. The tomb and surrounding park cover an area of 3,300,000 square metres making it the largest of the three imperial tombs north of the great wall. The area around the tomb was originally set aside for imperial use and ordinary people were forbidden entry. This forbidden area was opened to the public in 1928 and now forms Shenyang's Beiling Park.

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