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“A slice of imperial history”

King Zhaobing's Mausoleum of Song Dynasty
Ranked #97 of 506 things to do in Shenzhen
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Zhaobing's Mausoleum (also known as Song Shao Di Mu) is a revered site among locals. The tomb offers a great chance to learn about Chinese history and it is fascinating to watch locals make offerings of gifts and flowers to the former emperor.
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Along with the other Chiwan historical attractions, the tomb is one of the few genuine historical sites in the otherwise modern city of Chiwan. The tomb, whilst not hard to find, is a bit of a walk from the Tianhou temple up a bit of a hill so allow 15<20mins walking time.

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

With the Mongols in hot pursuit at the 1279 Battle of Yamen, 8-year old Zhao Bing, the last Emperor of the Song Dynasty, was grabbed by an official who jumped into the ocean in a final act of defiance to the Mongols, who ultimately completed their conquest of China soon afterward. The child's body washed ashore where it was buried in what is now Shenzhen. The tomb hardly looks like an imperial tomb. It is smaller than the tombs of many minor officials. It's basically a mound heaped upon the tomb with an altar burning incense and a statue of the official Lu Xiufu holding the young monarch before taking their final plunge. But it is a genuine historical site in a city which has very few of them, given the fact that Shenzhen is largely the product of the economic reforms of Deng Xiaoping begun in 1978. The other historic site is the remnants of a fort built against the British, along with a statue of Lin Zexu, the Chinese official whose confiscation of British opium touched off the First Opium War of 1839-42. It can be reached in about 5 minutes by taxi from the Zhaobing Mausoleum. You can see the entire mausoleum in about 5 minutes, but it is a refreshing change from upscale shopping malls and Fortune 500 enterprises.

Thank Gary T
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Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Visited this tomb along with other chiwan attractions. It's a sad and interesting story about the young emperor. It is located in a nice quiet area and 5 minute walk from the temple so very easy to find. Entry is free which is a bonus. Ensure you pay respect to the tomb by kneeling 3 times and bowing 5 times. I wouldn't travel just to see this but it's worth it if in the area

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Reviewed 21 July 2015

We read so much about this tourist attraction and weren't sure that we could make time to visit this "historical site" during our short trip in Shenzhen. Fortunately it wasn't so far from the ancient Tin Hau temple we visited and it was only about 10 minutes drive.

It was an interesting visit. The tourist information and story about the attraction on display were fascinating and interesting. The story was captivating and some how sad!

Lengend has it, visitors (who has always wished to visit the tomb) to the tomb must pay special respect to the late emperor! This would involve kneeing in front of the tomb three times and then bow nine times or else the visitors would "die".
I was told about this legend after my visit and I was worried. Fortunately I was forgiven coz there is a chinese saying "those who do not know would be forgiven".

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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Neat little tomb of the last Emperor of the Southern Song Dynasty. Legend has it that his drowned body washed up to the nearby shores. Truth? who knows, but it makes a great story. Visiting the tomb is FREE!! its located in one of the quietest spots in busy Shenzhen. If you have a map-its easy to find. On the property there is the tomb, incense burners and a great statue of the boy emperor on the back of a general. It's great to experience Chinese history in this obscure spot in Shenzhen. A must stop for history buffs!!

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