Top 10 cultural relics in Hunan
- China.org.cn, April 21, 2015
Located at the south bank of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, Hunan is a province with a long history and rich cultural relics.
Archaeological finds and recorded history show humans began to live in this area more than 8,000 years ago.
The province was officially set up in 1664 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
China.org.cn has compiled the top ten cultural relics in Hunan.
Mausoleum of Emperor Yan
Mausoleum of Emperor Yan [File Photo]
The Mausoleum of Emperor Yan lies on the Luyuanpo Slope, 19 kilometers west of Yanling County in Zhuzhou City.
According to legends, Emperor Yan, a legendary ancestor of the Chinese nation, is widely believed to be an initiator of crop planting and herbal medicine in ancient China.
Although it's uncertain when the mausoleum was first built, historical records indicate that it was probably no later than the Five Dynasties (907-960).
The mausoleum is dubbed the "No. 1 mausoleum in China."
How to get there: Take a bus or a taxi in Yanling County..
Admission: 45 Yuan /adult
Opening hours: 8:00-17:30