Jingjiang Palace And Mausoleum
Enclosed by an imposing wall with huge gates, the Princely
Palace , was the official residence of Prince Jingjiang of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644),
It is a miniature of the Forbidden City . Zhu Shouqian was appointed as the Jingjiang
King by his grandfather Ming Tai Zu (the first emperor of Ming Dynasty). In 1372,
Zhu Shouqian had the king residence built at the foot of Duxiu Peak . It was completed
in the year 1392 and was built to comply with the design for all kings. The main
buildings include Chengyuan Gate in the front, Chengyun Hall in the middle with
the living hall at its back and the royal garden at the end. There are 4 halls,
4 pavilions and another 40 structures surrounding the main buildings. It covers
a total area of 19.87 hectares. During the 257 years from the building of the
mansion to the end of Ming Dynasty, 14 kings from 12 generations lived here.
In 1921, Sun Yat-sen stayed these while on the Northward Expedition. In the winter
of 1925, it was established as Yat-sen Park and now is Guangxi Normal University
. Duxiu Peak is nearby. The carved balustrades and marble steps of the mansion
still remain to today.
Jiangjiang King Tombs Complex covers
more than 100 square kilometers. There are 11 tombs for Kings and over 300 tombs
for generals, lieutenants, imperial clan, imperial Kinsmen, and vassal's relatives.
The well-preserved tombs have become important relics of culture and history in