Dabaotai Han Mausoleum
One of the most fascinating places in Beijing, the Dabaotai Han Mausoleum is among the city's top attractions and an interesting site to learn about Chinese history and heritage.
The History of the Dabaotai Han Mausoleum
The mausoleum was originally constructed approximately 2,000 years ago as the burial place of the Guanyangqing King Liu Jan and his wife. Excavation of the tomb started in 1974 and was completed the following year. Today, the site operates as a historical landmark and a museum with more than 1,000 relics and artifacts. It is considered one of the best-preserved tombs of Ancient China.
2,000 Years of Fascinating Chinese History and Heritage to Discover
The Dabaotai Han Mausoleum is a fantastic place to learn about China's history and heritage thanks to its impressive collection of artifacts and status as the tomb of one of China's greatest kings. It is well-suited for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, especially those from outside of China who are interested in learning more about the Han Dynasty and other periods of Chinese history.
Importance and Educational Relevance
The mausoleum is considered among the most important archeological sites in the Beijing area. It's sprawling, impressive design, complete with a furnished sitting room and using more than 15,000 cypress logs, is considered a marvel of ancient Chinese engineering and architecture. Relics on display include ancient pottery, silk clothing, bronze and iron tools, jade jewelry and much more.
Location, Hours and Travel Information
The Dabaotai Han Mausoleum is located about 9 miles south of Beijing near Beijing World Park in Huangtugang Town, Fengtai District. It is open from 9am to 4pm on every day except for Monday. The site is easily accessible by a number of bus routes like the 480, 913 and 937 Zhi, 944 Zhi and the 967 to Baotailu. It is free of admission and easily accessible to the general public.
I updated this article on October 12, 2012
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