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I visited two tombs of King of Chu while in Xuzhou - one is at Shizishan with the Terracotta Warriors, and one at Guishan (much further from city central compared to Shizishan). It's a bit of a distance but I managed to get there in...More
Guishan tomb is a fair distance north west of the Han Dynasty (terracotta warriors) site but we managed to get there by 2 buses with help. Buses have numbers but all writing in Chinese characters and stops announced only in Chinese. We enjoyed visiting the...More
The stories about the tomb are perhaps more interesting than the tomb itself, but nearby there is a charming little museum with terracotta soldiers. The nearby lake has some exhibition spaces, some below water level. They feature statues and slabs with intriguing drawings,
It's pretty amazing to be able to walk through a 2000 year old emperor's tomb. It wasn't crowded the day we visited and we had an excellent tour guide who explained the tomb and it's history to us in English. The Emperor and his wife...More
I have to assume this is Emperor Chu's tomb located on the Han Dynasty grounds. Admission includes the Han terracotta army, which is why I was there. But, we decided to the tombs as well. It was packed with people, narrow, and eerie. My kids...More
Firstly, all explanations are write. Not only in Chinese but also English and Japanese. The place is not as big as one might guess. I would say an hour is about enough. One can learn a lot about Chinese history of this era.
The after life palace was most interesting. with music hall, armory, kitchens, stables and carriages.
The surrounding park is filled with a great diversity of Fu Dog, hitching posts, and gate hinge sockets
Not to be missed is the exhibition hall dedicated to...More
It's steeped in history for those if you wanting to learn more about this culture. We spent a few hours there with our guests and only touched the tip of the ice berg. I suggest you see this if you have the opportunity .