Tomb of Wang Jian [destguides.yoostrip.com]
- Location: Chengdu City, Sichuan Province
Located in the western suburb of Chengdu City in Sichuan Province, the tomb of Wang Jian (王建墓), also known as Yongling Mausoleum belonged to Wang Jian, who established his own kingdom in the south - the Shu Kingdom (907-925)- in the year 907. During his 11-year reign, he lifted his kingdom to become one of the most powerful and richest in the south. A museum was built on the site of the tomb.
The whole construction of the grave is grand and luxurious, featuring exquisite stone carvings such as a stone sculpture portraying 24 dancers. In addition, various kinds of cultural relics were unearthed, including mourning brochures, jade belt, jade ring, silver bowls, silver pigs, silver dish and copper.
- Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (winter and spring)
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (summer and autumn)
- Admission: 20 yuan
- How to get there: take bus No. 30, 42, 43, 48, 54, 163, 341, 513