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Tombs of Prince Jingjiang

Tombs of Prince Jingjiang, which is located at the foot of Mt. Yao, 7 kilometers away from Guilin City, covers an area of 105 square kilometers. This imperial mausoleum site, where 11 Jingjiang princes and their Family members were buried, is encloses by a rectangular red wall, only a grand scared way leads to the inner palace with various animal and official stone statues on each side. (If you want to know more about the Scared Way, onlinechinatours highly suggest you to take a look at the Scared Way in front of the Ming 13 Tombs in Beijing which is the best preserved).

There are three routes on the scared way, the middle one for the emperors and the other two for officials. Inside the palace along the scared way are Xian Dian (Prayer Hall) and Bao Cheng (Treasure City). Xian Dian (Prayer Hall) is the place where religious and ancestral prayers are held, while Bao Cheng is the resting place for the kings.

As the origin of the Prince Jingjiang, it goes like this:

During the earlier period of Ming Dynasty, for strengthening the centralization of state power, Ming Emperor Taizu(Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Ming emperor) designated his 24 sons as kings to administer different areas in China. King Jingjiang got his title and built his palace at the foot of Solitary Beauty Peak.

The mausoleum was repaired by government in 1983 and opened to visitors. Here is a typical Ming Dynasty mausoleum filling with gold, silver, jade, pottery, porcelain and other antiques.

 

Tombs of Prince Jingjiang Notes

Admission Fee: CNY 15

Opening Hours: 09:30 to 17:30