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​Yu Chenglong's Tomb

Time:2022-06-01 15:21:40

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Yu Chenglong's Tomb, located in the south of Hengquan Village, Yukou Town, Fangshan County, was built in the early Qing Dynasty, facing the west and with its terrain high in the east and low in the west. Yu Chenglong's Tomb was excavated in 1946, so the original mound does not exist. Several stone tablets, stone statues and plaques were unearthed. In September 2014, under the great care of provincial and municipal leaders, Yu Chenglong's Tomb was restored. The restored tomb covers an area of about 7 mu. The gate tower, stone archway, tomb passage, and mound are distributed in order from west to east on the central axis of the tomb, while stone statues, exhibition room, and management room are arranged on the two sides. The stone archway is made of Caobaiyu (white limestone with black markings), with four pillars and three bays, on the door top of which a plaque is inscribed with four characters written by Emperor Kangxi to commend the tomb owner's moral conducts and integrity. The stone-built pedestal of the mound is provided with stone railings, 5 meters high and 9 meters in diameter. The exhibition room is mainly used to display the calendar of events throughout Yu Chenglong's life as an official governing for the people, unearthed cultural relics, books, video materials, and the comments from the later emperors and generations. Yu Chenglong's Tomb was selected into the fifth batch of provincial-level cultural relic protection units by the People's Government of Shanxi Province in 2016.



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