Yong Ling (also known as The Royal Tomb of Wang Jian), is the mausoleum of Wang Jian. Wang Jian founded the Kingdom of Former Shu (907-925) during the period of Five Dynasties, held his court in Chengdu. Yong Ling was built in 918 after Wang Jian died, excavated in 1942, and announced in 1961 as national major cultural relic protection department. And Yong Ling Museum was first open to public in 1979.
Yong Ling mausoleum is the only royal tomb, which has been built on the ground, not like the other “underground palaces”. There are 24 musicians and dancers carved around the coffin platform, include 23 pieces for 20 kinds of Instruments, showing the graceful court music and dance in the period of Tang Dynasty and Five Dynasties. The Twelve Warriors stand at the west- and eastside of the coffin platform, about to lift it up. This design is so special that nowhere else has the same example. And through the lifelike stone statue of Wang Jian, we could know the appearance of this Emperor before over 1000 years.
But Yong Ling had been invaded by tomb robbers soon after Former Shu Kingdom perished. A large number of grave-goods were stolen; rainwater and mud flowed into the tomb; wooden Gates, wooden coffin have gone away and the archaeologists didn’t find the skeleton. Fortunately, those robbers couldn’t grab everything. Many very important treasures have been still preserved: jade belt, jade seal, and stone carvings and so on. These finds are very impressive and offer some most valuable data for the study of the culture of Sichuan area around the end of the Tang Dynasty and the Five Dynasties
The tour guide
The opening time of the museum:
8:30 -- 18:00 (open all year round, 17:30 stop selling ticket)
Ticket price: 20 yuan /1 person
Half price ticket: 10 yuan/1person
FREE OF CHARGE:
The valid certificates of the retired person, the disabled, the serviceman execute free of charge.
6 years old child (including 6 years of age) or the height of 1.3 meters (including 1.3 meters) the implementation of children free of charge; for more than 6 years of age (not including 6 years of age) 18 years of age (including 18 years of age) minors.
Full-time bachelor's degree and diploma students can buy half price ticket; students set body an appointment to visit by appointment only, free of charge.
The Chengdu City, "the elderly pass" can during the elderly golden week but half price ticket, the rest of the time free of charge; Sichuan Province holding the "elderly card" has not reached the age of 70 elderly people can buy half price; over 70 years old people can with ID card get the free tour.
Tour guide fee: 30 yuan for 1-3visitors ; 50 yuan for 4-5visitors
80 yuan for 6-10 visitors.
Address: Chengdu, Jinniu District, Yong Ling Road 10,
Phone number: 028-87769665
Bus routes: bus line 30, 42, 48, 54, 127, 341.
Phone number: 028—87769665