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Tianyi Mu is the most extensive and well-preserved Ming dynasty tomb of a eunuch.
Tianyi Mu is the most extensive and well-preserved Ming dynasty tomb of a eunuch. Tian Yi was a eunuch who served at the imperial court of 3 consecutive Ming Dynasty emperors in the 16th century. He rose in rank over 63 years to oversee the Directorate of Ceremonies, and was given a grand imperial burial at the foot of the Cuiwei Mountain, which stands today as the Tian Yi Tomb. The mausoleum has a temple, 3 pavilions, statues of Yi and an exhibition on his life. It is noted for the rich stone carvings on its 3 gates, steles, ceremonial vessels, and sacrificial stone altars. It also houses the Eunuch Museum which throws light on the role of eunuchs in the Chinese court and society.
80 Moshikou Dajie
This fifteenth century temple has some of the best-preserved and extensive Ming frescoes to be found
Badachu is comprised of eight Buddhist temples and monasteries at the foot of the Western Hills
A small but attractive park south-east of Badachu
Shoot stuff at this Olympic-class shooting range
A good place for weekend outings and picnics
The Quaternary Glacial Exhibition Museum in Moshikou is dedicated to relics from the Cenozoic-era quaternary glacier that existed on the site 2 - 3 million years ago
This is also known as Tiantai Temple