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Zhaojun Tomb, Hohhot
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The Zhaojun Tomb, located by the Da Hi River nine kilometers south of Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China, is said to be the resting place of Wang Zhaojun, a commoner woman from the Chinese Han Empire who married a Xiongnu Chanyu, nomadic chieftain from the steppes. The tomb is also referred to by its Mongolian name, Temür Urkhu (特木爾烏爾虎), meaning "Iron Wall". Another nickname, "Green Mound" (青塚 Qīng Zhǒng), refers to a legend that in autumn, when grass and trees wither, those plants on the cemetery mound continue to prosper.The tomb, one of the major attractions in the city of Hohhot, occupies some 13,000 m² of land, with a 33-metre mound containing Zhaojun's coffin. The tomb is honorary. Wang Zhaojun is not actually buried here. Her true grave and cause of death is unknown. Still the "tomb" is visited by thousands of Chinese tourists each year. It is noted for its attractive scenery.The first Chinese mention of the cemetery in written record is in the Tang Dynasty, by Du You (杜佑) in A Comprehensive Guide (通典 Tong Dian). Former Chinese head of state Dong Biwu wrote the inscription on the entrance plaque to the tomb.
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  • If you enjoy history, this is a great place to spend a day. It was hot but there are plenty of places to cool off. The museum was interesting and the live show was very good. The litter around the gro...  more »
  • 209路在旧城北门直达,5元车费,来回如此。明年要扩建到700亩据说,编钟表演和王昭君歌舞表演非常值65元的票价,大家一定要来仔细逛完大约需要4个小时,包括登山。 
  • 如题,昭君博物院是在一个前不着村,后不着店的地,但是有公共交通可以到达,具体班次我忘了,但票价五元。然而,昭君,作为我国历史上一代风华绝代的奇女子,青冢又是如此赫赫有名,此地应该来。有编钟表演,昭君故里,匈奴历史博物馆。 
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