Wow! Check out these photos (in link below) of the thousand-year-old relics of the ancient Huaqing Palace (Huaqinggong) of the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). The newly-unearthed constructions were centered around "Chaoyuan Pavilion" (Chaoyuange). It was used to enshrine and worship Laozi, an ancient philosopher and the founder of Taoism. It has also witnessed the Tang empire's heyday and decadence. Emperor Xuanzong even spent months here every year since 742 A.D., after the empire had remained in peace and prosperity for decades.