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Duling Mausoleum

The Duling Mausoleum is located on the Duling Plain in the southern suburbs of Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province.

The tomb belonged to Liu Xun, Emperor Xuandi of the late Western Han Dynasty (206BC-8AD).

The Duling Mausoleum, which is surrounded by adobe walls, covers a land area of 120 mu (1 mu = 1/15 of a hectare). The gate of the mausoleum is actually a hall. Main halls and auxiliary halls are altogether over 30 meters long and 20 meters wide. With a six-meter-wide passageway, the tomb is located at the center of the square mausoleum, which spans 120 meters at each side and is 30 meters high. There are also relics of the resting hall and side hall at the mausoleum. The sewers, located at all four sides, can still be clearly recognized.

Since the Han Dynasty, the Duling has been a famous tourist spot in Chang'an (today's Xi'an City), where many men of letters gathered and left a number of famous poems. In recent years, archaeologists have excavated many antiques in the relics located near the tombs. 

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