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Tombs of Tang Emperors

The Tang Dynasty was another most flourishing and powerful dynasty after the Han in Chinese history. To the northwest of Xi'an lie 18 tombs of emperors and high-ranking officials of the Tang Dynasty. Most important of all are the tomb of Empress Zhangsun,wife of the second Tang emperor and the tomb of Wu Zetian,the only queen in Chinese history and he husband the third emperor of the Tang Dynasty Li Zhi.
The tomb of Empress Zhangsun is known as Zhan Ling .The tomb set an example of the Tang imperial mausoleums built into hills. The tomb of Wu Zetain and her husband, known as Qian Ling ,most valuable relics of this tomb are the 61 stone sculptures in front of the tomb.



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