Guishan Han Tomb
Cultural Relics in Guishan Han Tomb, Xuzhou
The two paths respectively leading to the two tombs are paralleled, and the distance between them is about 19 meters (about 21 yards). Each of them is about 56 meters long (about 61 yards), 1.78 meters high (about 1.95 yards) and 1.06 meters wide (about 1.16 yards). They are not built up by laying stones but excavated artificially. What's amazing is that just relying on the simple craft and tools, the workmen should limit the paths' deviation within 5 millimeters (about 0.2 inch) from midline and the angle between the two paths is even less than 20 seconds. Moreover, without any advanced machine, the wall and floor in the whole path are chiseled so smooth that could be on a par with modern upholstering.
Walking along the paths, people could enter the main body of the tomb. With about 2600 cubic meters (more than 3401 cubic yards), the main body nearly takes up the whole bosom of the mountain. In the main body, there are fifteen halls. Connecting to each other, those halls are arranged in a clear order according to their functions. With the elaborate design, the roofs of the halls are in various styles like vault, flat or four-angled spire. And by the exquisite work, all the corners in the halls are almost carved into a right-angle. In some larger halls, there are huge stone pillars left when the halls were excavated.
In the hall where the casket of Liu Zhu lies, there is an interesting scene. The north wall of this hall reveals a silhouette of a life-sized person in Han clothing. He is in a position of greeting the guests. It is called the 'Greeting Chu Wang' (which means Liu Zhu). What's amazing is that this scene does not appear at first but gradually shaped after the tomb is opened to the public eye. It looks as if the Prince Liu Zhu is extending his greeting to the tourists.
The unearthed relics from this tomb like various bronze ware, vivid gold-plated tigers and delicate jade articles are now exhibited in the Xuzhou Museum.
|Admission Fee:||CNY 80|
|Opening Hours:||08:00 to 19:00|
|Bus Route:||take bus no. 37 and get off at Guishanhanmu Station.|