Yan Emperor Mausoleum is where the tomb of Yandi Shennong lies. Yandi Shennong was an Emperor and an early ancestor of the Chinese nationality.
Yan Emperor Mausoleum is located on the Luyan Slope in the town of Luyuan in Yanling County. It is a sacred place today for ancestor worship today.
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Yan Emperor Mausoleum is where the tomb of Yandi Shennong lies. Yandi Shennong was an Emperor and an early ancestor of the Chinese nationality. Yan Emperor Mausoleum is located on the Luyan Slope in the town of Luyuan in Yanling County. It is a sacred place today for ancestor worship today. The mausoleum consists of the Royal Tablet Garden, Angel House, Holy Fire Alter, Yongfeng Terrace and Shennong Palace. It is a state 4A tourist zone as well as a State Level Key Historical Relic Preservation Unit.
Yan Emperor is a forefather of Han Chinese. According to a legend, the emperor had done a lot of good things during the ancient times for the civilians. He had taught people how to farm so they could have enough clothing and food. He was born in the Mengyu Valley of Tiantai Mountain in Baoji and was also known as Shennong after the gold who, according to ancient Chinese mythology, had invented faming.
He helped people establish markets and trade. A memorial temple as well as the mausoleum had been built to commemorate him in his birth town. A garden was also built to commemorate and honor the emperor. The emperor was also considered to be a Chinese medicine god due to the support he provided to Chinese medicines.
Yan Emperor Mausoleum consists of three main sections- the cemetery, commemorative district and front mausoleum. These monuments are quiet, solemn, sacred and very imposing. It is a sacred place for Chinese descendants to pay homage to their own ancestors. The area also includes a memorial archway built in the ancient style with “Hometown of Emperor Yan” inscribed on it.
The Main Attractions
Yan Emperor Mausoleum lies on top of the Changyang Mountain and is around 5 km from downtown. Once you cross the first gate, there are several stone steps that need to be climbed in order to reach the tomb. In front of this tomb is a gateway and a memorial archway. A stone scripture with the words “Changyang Mountain” had been placed on the gateway. In the same section there are other two attractions- Shennong Pavilion and Holy Mother Palace.
South of its commemorative palace, there are 999 steps which lead visitors to the top of the mountain. The emperor was buried in this location. The tomb is round and is walled with stone. Before the tomb is a gravestone with the inscription of “Yan Emperor Mausoleum”. The Yan Emperor Mausoleum is surrounded by old towering trees and it looks splendid and very stately. The golden rooftops flash brilliantly against the sun. The walls are purple and they emerge from the lush trees occasionally.