Mancheng Han Tombs
BRIEF INTRODUCTION Mancheng Han Tombs 1ies on Lingshan Mountain, 1.5 kilometers southwest of the Mancheng County Seat. They are the tombs of Liu Sheng, Prince Jing of Zhongshan State, and his wife Dou Wan. It is a cultural relic under state protection. The tombs were unearthed at the end of the 19605. 10,633 cultural relics were unearthed, of which 4,000 are excellent ones, such as the world-famous " Jade Suit Sewn With Gold Thread ", " Changxin Palace Lantern ", " Boshan Incense Burner Inlaid With Gold Decorations " and " Gilded Bronze Cup in the Shape of a Bird with a Wreath ". Xia Ding, a famous archeologist, once said, " Since the founding of New China, there are three main archeological achievements in terms of cultural relics in the Han Dynasty, namely Han Tombs at Mawangdui in Changsha, Hunan, Mancheng Han Tombs, Hebei and the Tombs of Nanyue Emperor, Guangdong. Mancheng Han Tombs is famous for top quantity of unearthed cultural relics and large quantity of excellent ones. "
The tombs of Liu Sheng and his wife are large rock-tombs made by punching holes into the mountain. One tomb is in the south and the other is in the north but they are parallel with each other. The form and structure of the two tombs are almost the same. They are both made up of tomb passage, aisle, south side room, north side room, central room and back room. Of all the Han tombs, Mancheng Han Tombs are the only rock tombs.
TOURIST GUIDE There are many scenic spots and facilities nearby for you to enjoy yourself further, such as the Battle Formation of the Eight Diagrams, Han Emperor’s Palace, Flower Palace and the hunting grounds. There is a new entertainment program to the north of the Han Tombs-" f1ying an 1anding " with paraglider, which will enable you to enjoy the beauty of nature while "flying ".
SERVICES Lingshan Mountain is close to the county seat. So you can board and lodging there. There is a parking lot at the foot of the mountain. The service center has prepared various colorful souvenirs for you, such as series of reliefs of " Changxin Palace Lanterns ", gold foil pictures, and some special local handicrafts. You can choose some as remembrancers.
HOW TO GET THERE Mancheng Han Tombs is 150 kilometers away from Beijing and Tianjin. If you drive by yourself along Beijing-Shenzhen Expressway or go by train, it will take you two hours to get to Baoding. Starting in Baoding, if you drive by yourself or take a No.10 bus, it will take you about half an hour to arrive at the foot of the mountain. You can take a cable car to go up and down the mountain.