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Baoji Yandi Ling(Tomb)

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Cunobelinus83 wrote a review May 2019
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Quite a nice place place. I get the impression that 50 or 60 years ago this mountaintop tomb was a rural idyll, but today the mountain is surrounded by the city. It is quite a large temple complex, a little dusty in places, and there is a LOT of climbing involved. I think more people would visit if they knew about it, especially given the importance it has to Chinese history. It could also be better taken care of, parts of new buildings have been left unfinished with piles of bricks in some places. Nevertheless, it's an interesting place and I'd recommend it to visitors.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Elizabeth M wrote a review Jun 2014
Wabash, Indiana52 contributions14 helpful votes
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In the three years since the last review was written, Yandi Ling has both been built up and deteriorated. Nonetheless, it is worth the 200+ steps to the top to view the burial mound and see the city's panorama. When I visited the site during the weekend of Dragon Boat Festival, very few people were there. Perhaps more people come during other festivals (Qingming, mid-Autumn, and others). The temple sits near the bottom of the mountain, just a few steps up from the parking area. It is fairly new and well maintained. Behind it is the grand plaza quietly waiting for public ceremonies to bring it to life once more. There the large statues of Yandi are impressive, but the grandeur of the first one (outside) is diminished by the very plain building directly behind it; and the beauty of the second one (inside the building) is lessened by the fact that the interior of the building is undergoing renovation. Presently it is a very large, bare room with a rough, red felt carpet laid to protect and soften the harshness of the cement floor. The climb to the top is lovely. Trees and statues of emperors line the many steps. The burial mound itself is a small hill covered in lush green vegetation. The atmosphere is peaceful and the air is clear. The spot is open to breezes singing through the trees. Although this site lacked the finesse of other places I have visited, it is noteworthy because of its mythical / historical significance. Yandi is considered by some to be the god of agriculture; it was he that taught the men of ancient China how to plant crops and taught the women how to sew. The remembrance of these humble beginnings is beneficial for all of us.
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Date of experience: May 2014
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