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The Missing Ancient Architectures Part 4- The Huaqing Palace in the heyday of Tang Dynasty

06-01-2011 23:53 BJT

 

 

In this episode, archeologists are going to recapture the magnificence of the HUaqing Palace of the Tang Dynasty. As the most gorgeous spring palace in Chinese history, famous for a beautiful yet heart-breaking romance, it witnessed the decay of the Tang Dynasty.

At the foot of the elegant Lishan Mountain, situated in Lintong District, about 30km east of Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, there lies a world-renowned scenic spot- the Huaqing Pool. It has been renovated from the ruins of he Huaqing Pool of the Tang Dynasty. Back in the prime of the Tang Dynasty over 1,000 years ago, there once stood a grand and gorgeous spring palace, which covered more than 1,000,000m2, twice larger than the Forbidden City of Ming and Qing dynasties. It was described in historic records as a fairy palace in the mortal world for it ingenuous craftsmanship. Unfortunately, such a breath-taking work gradually disappeared. Well, what was the Huaqing Pool like in the Tang Dynasty?

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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