Introduction :

YaSen Garden a park located 15 kilometres from the centre of Xi’an is the largest valley of pyramids in Shaanxi province more than any in China. There are sixteen interconnected pyramids and more than ten smaller pyramids located in the vicinity of YaSen Garden. But some decades ago there were smaller pyramids as you can see in the old satellite photo. This valley is situated on the border of a long agricultural field.

About the Pyramids :

All the pyramids are perfectly aligned to the earth’s cardinal points North-South and East-West. The biggest pyramid of this complex is not-step pyramid with three-meter square foundation and flat top of 41-42 meters of length and width. Pyramids are all approximately 35-37 meters high. Simple mathematic calculations of this pyramid are rather impressive. Perimeter of top plateau is 166 m., which is exactly the length of one side of the pyramid base which is also 166 meters long! The perimeter of the base equals 664 meters. If we take into account error in 2 meters at measurement from the satellite images we approach to mysterious number of 666!

The main pyramid (tomb of the Emperor officially): view from the different distance, the platform on the top. The second largest pyramid of YaSen Garden 30 meters high. This is the most beautiful pyramid in all park. It is a flat-toped pyramid with terraces (steps). The feature of this pyramid is the disproportion of sizes because of western and eastern sides of the base are of 150 meters long whereas southern and northern sides are only 145 meters long, therefore top sides are 47 and 42 meters accordingly.


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