The Guilin Mausoleum of Prince Jingjiang
The mausoleum is situated at the base of Yao Mountain around 7km to the east of Guilin. During the Ming dynasty eleven princes of the Jingjiang family were buried here.
The actual total total area of the site measures over 100 square km. Over 300 tombs are spread out across this area which is the largest ancient tomb cemetery in southern China.
The Jingjiang Family is descended from King Jingjiang who was the nephew of Emperor Taizu in the early period of the Ming Dynasty. During this time,the emperor allotted positions to his 24 sons, making them regional kings so that he his centralized power base reached out across China.
King Jingjiang constructed his palace at the base of Solitary Beauty Peak. A line of Kings descended from him and the mausoleum site was chosen as their final resting place.
The site has many ornamental satues and figurines. The sit has been well- preserved and is considered an important historical site.
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