Graveyard and Jingjiang Palace
Ming-dynasty seigniorial graveyard and its underground
tomb chambers on the outskirts of Guilin will be turned
into a tourist site after over 10 years of excavation.
Based on a restoration blueprint provided by archaeologists,
the State Development Planning Commission approved a
20 million yuan (USD 2.4 million) budget to turn the
site into a tourist attraction. The renovation of the
main structures of the Jingjiang Seigniorial Graveyard,
which contains the tombs of 11 feudal lords and over
300 tombs of lower-ranking officials and their relatives,
will be finished within two years. The Jingjiang Seigneur
was a position created by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, the
founder of the Ming Dynasty, to administrate the southwest
part of the empire. Some 5 million yuan (USD 600,000)
has been spent on the excavation and repair work over
the past few years. A image variety of relics haw been
unearthed from the site. A theme park on the relics
will be built in the Yaoshan Mountains scerde spot near
the graveyard, a part of the plan to add more charm
to the archaeological site. The graveyard is expected
to become another popular tourist spot in Guilin, fame
for its limestone fomations.
Enclosed by an
imposing wall with huge gates, the Princely Palace,
was the official residence of Prince Jingjiang of Ming
Dynasty (1368-1644), It is a miniature of the Forbidden
City . Zhu Shouqian was appointed as the Jingjiang King
by his grandfather Ming Tai Zu (the first emperor of
Ming Dynasty). In 1372, Zhu Shouqian had the king residence
built at the foot of Duxiu Peak . It was completed in
the year 1392 and was built to comply with the design
for all kings. The main buildings include Chengyuan
Gate in the front, Chengyun Hall in the middle with
the living hall at its back and the royal garden at
the end. There are 4 halls, 4 pavilions and another
40 structures surrounding the main buildings. It covers
a total area of 19.87 hectares. During the 257 years
from the building of the mansion to the end of Ming
Dynasty, 14 kings from 12 generations lived here.
In 1921, Sun Yat-sen
stayed these while on the Northward Expedition. In the
winter of 1925, it was established as Yat-sen Park and
now is Guangxi Normal University . Duxiu Peak is nearby.
The carved balustrades and marble steps of the mansion
still remain to today.
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