Huangdi Mausoleum Scenic Spot

The Huangdi Mausoleum is located in Huangling County, 150 kilometers northwest of Xian. Forest-liked evergreens and ancient cypress trees covered the hill. At the foot of the hill, there was the Xuanyuan Temple. The temple was first built during the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). It was restored many times by following dynasties. Huangdi also known as Xuanyuan, was a famous tribal chief in the area of middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River in remote antiquity, also, was regarded as the ancestor of the Chinese by later generations. He invented the boats, vehicles, bows and arrows which made the great improvement of people's lifestyle. He also created characters with the great assist of his officials, which was the great achievement for history’s recording and for human’s civilization. Huangdi was also remembered for unifying the Chinese people for the first time.

Huangdi Mausoleum Scenic Spot

Chinese people often are proud to be the descendants of Huangdi, great legendary personage. He was the prominent chief a strongest tribes among many tribes in the middle valley of the Yellow River. During time of his period, many tribes attacked each other in order to possess the enough land for farming, which caused the constant battles and huge suffering to the people.

It’s Huangdi who finally decided to end such chaotic situation. He set up and trained his army. Huangdi defeat the other bribes and conquered a wide area along the Yellow River through the tough time of battle. Then he was titled Yellow Emperor, yellow is the color of the earth. Later he unified all the tribes in the Yellow River and Yangtze River areas and became the top leader of all the tribes. For thousands of years, Huangdi has been the symbol of Chinese civilization and the embodiment of nation reunification.

With luxuriantly green, Huangdi mausoleum looks like a huge evergreen. In front of the mausoleum, there is an ancient pavilion where the memorial ceremony can be held. On the Qingming Festival on April 5 each year, Chinese people from home and abroad would come to the mausoleum to pay worship and homage to Huangdi, who was the legendary ancestor of the Chinese nation and the symbol of Chinese civilization. If you want to know much about this Chinese ancestor or the legend about him, this mausoleum is the worthy place.

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