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Shenyang Dunlin

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Shenyang Dunlin, also known as Fuling or Eastern Imperial tomb, located in the Eastern part of Shenyang. Attraction is one of the most visited in the city, as it represents the cultural and historical significance for the people of China.

The construction of Donlin began in 1629 and finished in 1651, and then in the memorial complex had been buried many emperors of the Qing dynasty, including the famous Nurhaci and his wife. Ancient architects built a mausoleum in accordance with the rules of Feng Shui. So all the buildings are oriented from North to South and are located along the sacred way, a square shape, the main stage represents the female principle of Yin.

As a result, Dunlin became the largest tomb in Shenyang and today is a large complex, the area of which reaches about 540000 square meters and includes 32 buildings. At the entrance to Dunlin you can see Loungani gate through which visitors enter the main hall. The courtyard is decorated with numerous statues of sacred animals, original sculptures and green spaces. This is followed by a staircase of 108 steps leading to the burial place of emperors.

Dunlin was opened to the public in 1929, and in 1988 was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO, as it is an integral part of the Imperial tombs of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The property is under the careful protection of the state PRC and is considered an important scientific, cultural and historical value of China.