at the foot of Yao Mountain, 7km east of guilin,
the Mausoleum of Prince Jingjiang is an important
historical site and attraction in Guilin.
The Mausoleum is where eleven princes
of the Jingjiang family during Ming dynasty were
buried. The site covers an area over 100 square
km with more than 300 tombs scattering. In front
of each tomb stands Huabiao(ornamental column
erected in front of palace, tombs), official stone
statues, various animals (tiger, lion, unicorn).
These stone works were exquisitely made, primitively
simple and stately.
The tomb of the third king and
his consort is now opened to tourists. On the
top of this tomb, visitor can get a panoramic
view of the whole mausoleum: red walls and ornamental
halls nesting in the lush vegetation.