The Fuling Tomb also known as the East Tomb.It is the mausoleum of Nurhaci, the founding emperor of the Qing Dynasty and his wife, Empress Xiaocigao. The construction of tomb was started in 1629 and finished in 1651. Fuling Tomb is a typical imperial tomb built in a traditional style. It served as the main site for ritual ceremonies conducted by the imperial family during the entire Qing Dynasty. The Tomb is located approximately 7 miles east of Shenyang.The Fuling Tomb was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in an extension to the site Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in 2004.
Coming into the tomb would require one to pass a sacred way that is flanked by stone camels, lions and horses, which further leads to a 108-step stairway. Beyond the stairway, is the walled city in which the emperor was buried.
The mausoleum is an extensive architectural complex that consist of stone archway, main red gate, sacred way, cloud pillars, stone animals, a 108-step stone staircase, the Shengongshengde Stele Pavilion, the washing room, the fruit room, the tea room, the waiting room, Long'en Gate, Long'en Hall, eastern and western side-halls, silk burning pavilion, Lingxing Gate, the five stone sacrifice utensils, Ming pavilion, and Treasure City.
Location: East Suburb, Shenyang.
Entrance Fee: RMB 20
Transportation: Take Bus No.148, 168,218 or 385.
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