Zhaoling Tomb

North Tomb in Shenyang, PRC 中國東北沈陽北陵

North Tomb in Shenyang, PRC 中國東北沈陽北陵 by Prince Roy. Sourced via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution License.

This is the tomb of the Qing emperor, Huang Taiji, and his consorts. It was built over a period of eight years during the early 17th century. The buildings are currently covered with scaffolding as renovation work is undertaken. The site is a unique blend of traditional Manchu and Chinese architecture. The area is listed, along with the other imperial tombs of the Ming and Qing dynasty, as a UNESCO world heritage site and a AAAA rated tourist site on the Chinese national scale. It is one of only 3 imperial tombs north of the great wall of China. Around the tomb is set out the extensive lands of Beiling Park which includes large areas of forest and several lakes.

Map showing location of Zhaoling Tomb

Above: Location of Zhaoling Tomb in Shenyang, Liaoning, China