Qianling Tomb is located 85km (53 miles) northwest
of Xian on Liang Hill. It is the joint mausoleum of Tang emperor
Gaozong (Li Zhi) and his consort, Empress Wu Zetian.
The tomb once had two walls, but now only the
inner wall and Xian Hall remain. The wall is 5,920 meters (19,400
ft) long and 2.4 meters (8ft) thick with gates and giant stone carvings.
The grounds of the tomb features statues and carvings of birds and
Also present are statues of some of the people
who attended the Emperorís funeral. There are 61 stone statues of
foreign envoys and chiefs of Chinese minorities as well as imperial