Advertise Now
  Home > Travel China > China Attractions > Wang Jian's Tomb

Wang Jian's Tomb

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
The Tomb of Wang Jian of the Tang dynasty who lasted from 847 to 918 AD was only uncovered in the year 1942. His tomb is in the central building, enclosed by statues of 24 musicians all playing dissimilar instruments and is considered to be the best surviving record of a Tang dynasty melodious troupe. Also featured are relics taken from the tomb itself that include a jade belt, mourning books with imperial seals.
The Tomb of Wang Jian is located in the western suburb of Chengdu City in the Sichuan Province. The tomb belonged to Wang Jian, and was called the Yongling Mausoleum. He was born in Wuyang County in Henan Province. In early years, he was the Faithful Army general, and in 903 Emperor Zhaozong of the Tang Dynasty approved him the title of King Shu. In 907, the Tang Dynasty that lasted from 618 to 907 was ruined, and Wang Jian climbed to the throne and set up a self-governing regime, which was called Former Shu in the Chinese history.
The Tomb of Wang Jian is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

Back to China Attractions