Located 15 kilometers south of Shunhua City, on the edge of Xiangjiang River, you can find a motorcycle from the city for about $4-5 to go back and forth, or you can rent a boat to Xiangjiang River. It is suggested to visit the Ming Ming imperial mausoleum and Side imperial mausoleum together. At the entrance, there is a row of magnificent Dragon-Carving staircases leading directly to the front yard of the imperial mausoleum. On the platform, there are stone statues such as hieroglyphs, horses and hundred civil and military officials. A stone tablet engraved in Chinese stands in the middle of the building. It is a memorial article for the emperor of Baoda in memory of his father Qiding. On the platform above the mausoleum there is a life-size bronze statue of Qiding. The interior floor of the mausoleum is covered with colorful glazed tiles. On the wall, there are giant Xianglong murals. On the left and right sides of the inner gallery, there are colored murals made of tile and broken glass. They tell different stories. Although small, it is the most exquisite of all the imperial mausoleums. It has three layers, one layer higher than the other. There are two rows of sculptures at the entrance, which often appear on postcards in Vietnam.
Qiding Imperial Mausoleum is built on the hills. It is Japanese-shaped as a whole. It is divided into three layers. One layer is higher than one. There are 127 stairs. The main tone is grey. At the entrance of the first imperial mausoleum, there are more than 30 levels of carved dragon ladders leading directly to the front yard of the mausoleum, on which there are several carved stone pillars, especially those red iron through-flower gates, a typical mix of Chinese and French styles. The second floor of Shifang Gate - through the gate, and then up to the thirty-grade stone steps, above is a four-pillar and three-storey Shifang Gate. There are double "dragon" bead-grabbing carvings on the top of the square like dragon and non-dragon. The square building is a simple double-deck carved stone beam. The square column is a fully relieved round stone column, which is quite exquisite. Two-tier stone statues--On both sides of the second tier stand a large number of pictographs, horse-shaped and civil and military officials, which have some meaning of stone statues on the edge of our country's tombs. There is a two-storey octagonal stone pavilion in the middle of the second floor. The sculptures outside the stone pavilion are exquisite and meticulous. The gods and beasts are like dragons and non-dragons, lions and non-lions. In the center of the stone pavilion stands a tall stone tablet carved in Chinese, which is a memorial article of the Baoda Emperor in memory of his father Qiding. Outside the three-storey main hall, there are five doors in the main hall. The walls are gray-white, the whole walls and the doorposts are carved, and the top is gray-black. There are three stone inscriptions "Tianding Palace" on the lintel of the middle door. On each side of the door, there are "Qi Zhigang", "Benevolence for oneself", "Ritual for one's own heart" and so on. The interior of the three-storey main hall--we entered the main hall from the side door, which I expected was totally different. The Imperial Mausoleums in our country are generally dim and glorious. The first thing to be seen is the sculptures on the walls, the typical ancient Chinese screen painting format, the contents of which are interior decorations and flowers and grass. Close to a look, it was originally made of stained porcelain and stained glass fragments splicing and pasting, very clever. In the center of the main hall hangs the famous plaque of "Qichengdian" Hall. Under the plaque there are pictures of the Mausoleum Master Qiding Emperor and the platform for offering. The platform is decorated with colorful carvings on all sides. There are two bronze cranes and a large incense burner in front of the platform. There are incense burners on the platform. On both sides of the platform are Chinese couplets. Seeing that I was serious, the guide asked me to translate it for him. I could understand it, but I couldn't translate it into English. After the offering ceremony, there was a bronze statue of Qiding sitting on a royal chair, the size of a real person, which was said to have been specially cast by France in 1922 according to the real face of Qiding Emperor. Over the bronze statue there is a square mantle, all of which are golden but quiet. The floor was covered with colorful glazed tiles, and huge black-and-white murals were painted on the walls and ceilings to hide Panlong between clouds and mists.
1. The smallest one of the Imperial Mausoleums in Shunhua is unique in style, which combines various artistic styles of China, Europe and Vietnam; 2. The interior decoration is very beautiful, but there are obviously a lot of modern repairs; 3. From the tomb system, it is actually the Tang and Song style of "built according to mountains"; 4. Half an hour is enough to complete the visit; 5. The ticket is 100,000 shields, about 28 yuan.
The mausoleum is built on the top of the hill. The statues of the hundred civil and military officers stand on both sides. The style of the combination of China and the West is very distinctive. The three-dimensional walls of the mausoleum painted with colored tiles and glaze are still very beautiful. This is also the most luxurious building seen in Vietnam. It is worth seeing. I don't believe it. If it is true, it must be a giant in Vietnam. Haha. Sure enough, he was a magnificent emperor.
Qiding Imperial Mausoleum is the only imperial mausoleum we visited. It is located 15 kilometers south of Shunhua City, near the Xiangjiang River. It is said to be the most beautiful of all the Imperial Mausoleums in Vietnam. It is the mausoleum of Ruan Dynasty Hongzong Ruan Fuxin, also known as Ying Mausoleum. The later emperors of Ruan Dynasty were puppets, and Qiding was one of them. It took 11 years for him to build mausoleums when he was in power. Because he had been to France to study abroad, the architectural style of the mausoleum is a combination of East and West, Chinese, Vietnamese and French characteristics, which is very elegant. The interior of the tomb can not be photographed, and its gorgeous color and artistic attainment are excellent. The floor was covered with colorful glazed tiles. On the wall were huge murals of imported glazed and mosaic, and the ceiling was carved with Panlong Xiangyun. This mosaic combination of colored glazed porcelain has both oriental charm and Western art. It is very beautiful and luxurious. It is rare. We are amazed.
The entrance of Qiding Imperial Mausoleum is very spectacular. There are carved dragons on the front steps. If you go up the steps, you will first come to a platform with pictographs, horses and other stone statues of officials of civil and military affairs. There is a pavilion on the platform and a stone tablet in the center. It is a memorial article for the son who succeeded in the throne to mourn his father, Qiding Emperor.
The decoration of the imperial mausoleum is very magnificent, with a large number of ceramics and glass fragments handmade. Walking up the stairs, we came to the outside of the imperial mausoleum of the third platform. Its architectural style is a combination of East and West.
We must charter a car to Shunhua. We can't enjoy the quiet of Shunhua very well in the rush of bus time. In the new coffee travel agency chartered cars, four people and seven seats of China-Brazil about 500 yuan a day. The imperial mausoleum is very special. It's worth coming.