Asia: Ancient cities БАШНИ ДИНАСТИИ ТАН / Buddhist Tower

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Башня Династии ТАН. Династия Тан (18 июня 618 — 4 июня 907, кит.) — китайская императорская династия, основанная Ли Юанем. Его сын, император Ли Шиминь, после окончательного подавления крестьянских восстаний и сепаратистских феодальных сил и начал проводить прогрессивную политику. Именно эпоха династии Тан традиционно считается в Китае периодом наивысшего могущества страны, когда она опережала все страны мира в своём развитии.



Buddhist Tower. The Tang Dynasty (June 18, 618 – June 4, 907) was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui Dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period. It was founded by the Li family, who seized power during the decline and collapse of the Sui Empire. The dynasty was interrupted briefly by the Second Zhou Dynasty (October 16, 690 – March 3, 705) when Empress Wu Zetian seized the throne, becoming the first and only Chinese empress regnant, ruling in her own right. The Tang Dynasty, with its capital at Chang'an (present-day Xi'an), the most populous city in the world at the time, is regarded by historians as a high point in Chinese civilization—equal to or surpassing that of the earlier Han Dynasty—as well as a golden age of cosmopolitan culture. Its territory, acquired through the military campaigns of its early rulers, was greater than that of the Han period, and rivaled that of the later Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. The enormous Grand Canal of China, built during the previous Sui Dynasty, facilitated the rise of new urban settlements along its route as well as increased trade between mainland Chinese markets.