Mausoleum of Prince Lu

The largest and best preserved mausoleum of the Ming Dynasty, the Mausoleum of Prince Lu is the grave of Lu Jian. The 4th son of Emperor Muzong, Prince Lu was entombed here during the early 17th century along with his second concubine, Zhao. Standing at the foot of the Fenghuang (Phoenix) Mountain, the Mausoleum is located in the Xinxiang district of Fengquan. For 400 years, visitors from the world over have been drawn to this archetypal royal tomb for its unique scenery, ancient architecture, and fine stone sculptures.

Praised in ancient poems and compared with the imperial mausoleums of the Qin and Han dynasties, the Mausoleum of Prince Lu most closely resembles the Ming Tombs of Beijing, especially in its ornate stone carvings. The 26-hectare layout of the Mausoleum of Prince Lu consists of the Holy Path, the Grave of Prince Lu and the Grave of Concubine Zhao. Along with interested tourists, the Mausoleum's visitors include those researching ancient tomb construction, stone carving and architecture from the late Ming Dynasty.