Tomb of Wangjian

Tomb of Wangjian, Chengdu

Tomb of Wangjian
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Pauli C
Seattle, WA258 contributions
Interesting historical place and a bit aw inspiring
Sep 2021 • Family
To be honest I had no idea what to expect..We went to the tomb and we were the only ones there during our Monday afternoon visit.

My teen girls were a bit freaked out by the fact that it was an un earthed tomb but also fascinated. It is a great place to visit on a hot day. When inside you really did feel the need to be quiet, like it was a sacred place.

What i was not aware of, read that in the back the is a museum telling the history of the dig and all the artifacts that were found in the tomb. It was really neat, especially because e had no idea.

I think it might have even been better to do the museum first and then the tomb but either way ti do one without the other would not be the same experience.
Written September 26, 2021
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,574 contributions
Impressive Well Preserved Tomb
Sep 2019 • Solo
Chengdu Yongling Mausoleum is the tomb of Wang Jian (847-918AD) Emperor of Shu. It is the only Imperial mausoleum built on the ground and was discovered only in 1942, during excavation work for underground air raid shelters by Tiancheng Railway Corporation. Above the tomb is a mound, now covered in pine trees, but once thought to be a sacred hill on which zither musicians played.

The Royal way leading to the Mausoleum has just eight figures, before reaching the main entrance.

The Mausoleum has an upward ramp before descending to the burial chamber. A replica statue of the emperor rests behind the coffin plinth. The coffin would seem to have been shackled to the base. Intricate sacred carving adorn the base.

On exiting the Mausoleum the building on the right has an excellent briefing on the mausoleum and it’s history together with a cut away scale replica of the tomb.

The Yong Ling Museum behind the Mausoleum holds all the artefacts excavated from the tomb and admission in included in the entrance fee to the Mausoleum (¥20). There is a statue of Yong Ling which sat at the end wall of the tomb and his wife (now headless) together with the paul bearers . Sacred vessels in silver including a bowl and an ornamental pig can be seen. The Emperors jade belt and seal are also on display.

Allow at least three hours to see all parts of the Mausoleum / Museum. Nice gardens surround the Mausoleum and a temple and bell are certainly worth a look at. Outside the park itself is a reconsideration of statues of musicians and the Emperors seal as it’s centre piece.

Well worth a visit. Good information in English though-out the museums but the free well illustrated guidebook (available at the museum entrance) is only in Chinese. A truly unique tomb structure. Be sure not to
miss the museum which is signposted but may not be evident if your not aware it’s there. It’s accessed from the rear of the Mausoleum compound by a marble bridge.

Photography allowed in all areas. Ticket office is located to the left of the main entrance on the main road - isn’t obvious from the entrance.
Written September 25, 2019
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Cunobelinus83
85 contributions
An interesting little place
Jun 2018 • Friends
This tomb is not very big - you really don't been to spend more than 20 mins or so here - but it is certainly interesting. It's also a little far from any of Chengdu's other attractions so it is a bit of a pain to get to.
Written May 13, 2019
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wengloktoh
Calgary, Canada274 contributions
Pretty Boring
Aug 2018
Pretty boring her is you do not know the China history like me you have to do a lot of homework first
Written October 10, 2018
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hokenyu
Hong Kong, China159 contributions
Fascinating unearthed 1,000 year old tomb
May 2018 • Solo
Visiting on a Sunday afternoon, I had the place almost entirely to myself, which made for a bit of an eerie visit. The tomb itself is a long brick structure with a vaulted ceiling. It's all buried under a mound that has since sprouted dozens, if not hundreds of trees atop it. The funerary objects are displayed in a separate building, and show both cultural sophistication and culture quite distinct from Central Plains Chinese culture.
Written May 10, 2018
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Howard R
Montreal, Canada490 contributions
Saturday Museum Visit
May 2018 • Solo
Most sites in China are overcrowded on the weekend but this small museum was almost empty. The tomb costs 20 RMB to enter and is worth it. It’s small so don’t expect too much and was rebuilt a few years ago. Ok for a nice walk or subway ride from Tianfu square. The tomb is part of a park where the Yongling museum is located.
Written May 5, 2018
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kai sang alexan... w
27 contributions
Shu Kingdom with 1000 years history
Sep 2017 • Couples
A mausoleum in the center of Chengdu presenting the history of a 1000 years old kingdom. The ground of the mausoleum is well maintained with flowers and singing birds. There is also a museum behind the mausoleum worth visiting and admission free. It is a very delightful place to visit . It is also very peaceful because there are very few visitors. It is a pity that this place is usually neglected by both Chinese as well as foreign tourists.
Written October 11, 2017
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TangCS74
Singapore, Singapore1,348 contributions
Small but splendid
Sep 2017 • Solo
Entry fee is 20rmb which is highly affordable. However it's a small venue. The venue gave a small introduction of the tomb and its construction. The highlight of the venue is the open display of the tomb of Wang Jian, the king of Shu kingdom during the 10th century. The excavated treasures are not on display here but at YongLing museum which is accessible when you exited from the north entrance.
Written September 18, 2017
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howardxp1
Cancun, Mexico297 contributions
An "off the radar" hidden gem in the center of the city!
May 2017 • Solo
If i could give 3.5 stars, that would be ideal, but no 'half' stars possible. I give this place 4 because it's one of the few places that offer a cool tomb that you can walk right up to and see the whole construction and architecture used to build it.
Also, there is a museum in the back you can visit which has plenty of English descriptions for most exhibits.

In addition, there is a nice area to mosey around like a miniature park with benches. Perhaps the best part is that there are no hoards of tourists. I practically had the place to myself. The 20 rmb is a bargain for what you get!

It's also called the Yongling Museum so don't be fooled.
Have fun!

Howard S.
Written May 21, 2017
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Louise K
Richmond, TX458 contributions
A little gem
Mar 2017 • Couples
So glad we visited this site. A tomb of such historical significance in city center is amazing in itself. There is detailed information in both English & Chinese about its history. For 20 yuans, one gets to visit the tomb & the museum in the back of the palace (which is just an empty building). Make sure you don't miss it. There is a small park in front of the museum where many locals go for relaxation. It's not crowded at all for a Saturday. So, go. A must see in my opinion.
Written March 25, 2017
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