Fuxi's Mausoleum

Fuxi's Mausoleum, Huaiyang County

Fuxi's Mausoleum
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
What people are saying
Takes you back to the birth of Chinese civilisation
Jun 2018
I have visited this site twice, in May 2017 and yesterday in June 2018. For anyone interested in Chinese culture this is a key site. Fuxi is one of the early, semi-mythical emperors of China who is credited with bringing an institutionalised structure of marriage, family/tribal affiliation and early technology to China. The period is estimated to be about 2,600 BCE. From another perspective he is closely associated with the trigrams and the 'I Ching' - the book of songs' where the trigrams are the basis of Daoist cosmology and mathematical logic. The site covers 36 hectares and information is easily obtained by the use of QR codes and use of Google translation. There are a series of temples of varying antiquity and in two key ones can be found gold statues of Fuxi and his consort Wahuang. There a number of myths including a virgin birth of Fuxi and Wahuang being both wife and sister. I leave you to draw your own comparison! One very unusual feature are the gardens that, for a Chinese garden, is quite distinctive featuring topiary and various shapes of trees including the arch of two dragons playing with a ball. These gardens have many shady and cool spots to provide an escape from the summer sun. The temple is a site of pilgrimage associated with folk religious beliefs in ancestor worship and fertility, so it will get very crowded during Golden Week holidays and times of festivals. The site is also associated with Pingliangtai, which dates from the same period and is said to represent the physical home of Fuxi while the Mausoleum is the spiritual home. English speaking guides are available at the Mausoleum but you may need to book in advance. Mine was knowledgeable and had a good command os English

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In the North of Huaiyang County, Huaiyang County 466000 China

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Takes you back to the birth of Chinese civilisation
Jun 2018 • Business
I have visited this site twice, in May 2017 and yesterday in June 2018. For anyone interested in Chinese culture this is a key site. Fuxi is one of the early, semi-mythical emperors of China who is credited with bringing an institutionalised structure of marriage, family/tribal affiliation and early technology to China. The period is estimated to be about 2,600 BCE. From another perspective he is closely associated with the trigrams and the 'I Ching' - the book of songs' where the trigrams are the basis of Daoist cosmology and mathematical logic.

The site covers 36 hectares and information is easily obtained by the use of QR codes and use of Google translation. There are a series of temples of varying antiquity and in two key ones can be found gold statues of Fuxi and his consort Wahuang. There a number of myths including a virgin birth of Fuxi and Wahuang being both wife and sister. I leave you to draw your own comparison!

One very unusual feature are the gardens that, for a Chinese garden, is quite distinctive featuring topiary and various shapes of trees including the arch of two dragons playing with a ball. These gardens have many shady and cool spots to provide an escape from the summer sun.

The temple is a site of pilgrimage associated with folk religious beliefs in ancestor worship and fertility, so it will get very crowded during Golden Week holidays and times of festivals.

The site is also associated with Pingliangtai, which dates from the same period and is said to represent the physical home of Fuxi while the Mausoleum is the spiritual home.

English speaking guides are available at the Mausoleum but you may need to book in advance. Mine was knowledgeable and had a good command os English
Written June 8, 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM