|Name:Qiantangzhizhai (the Building of one Thousand Epitaphs of the Tang Dynasty)|
Tel:the Tiemen Town in the west of the Xin’an County; 45 Kilometers away from Luoyang City
Situated at the Tiemen Township in the west of Xin’an County, 45 kilometers away from Luoyang City, Qiantangzhizhai is one of the collection spots of epitaphs of the Tang Dynasty. General Zhang Fang, a patriarch of the Revolution of 1911 who was born in Xin’an, collected the epitaphs that had been scattered around and embedded them in the wall of a 15-cave arched building constructed in his private park of “Zhelu”. In this way, those epitaphs are well preserved up to now.
Once there had been 1,578 epitaphs housed here. At present, there remain 1,413 of them, including 1,185 from the Tang Dynasty and 228 from other dynasties such as the Western Jin, Northern Wei, Five Dynasties, Ming and Qing Dynasties. There are also stone-carved artworks covering calligraphy, portrait, statue, and many others. Here, visitors can also have the opportunity to appreciate those painting and calligraphy treasures including the “grass-scripts” (highly cursive script) scrolls by Wang Duo of the Qing Dynasty and the four valuable paintings by one of the top Chinese painter Zheng Banqiao(1693-1765) in the Qing Dynasty.
Qiantangzhizhai functions as a treasure house of historical materials for people to study the political and military achievements as well as the calligraphy of the Tang Dynasty for over three centuries. It is praised as “the Stone-carved Tang Calligraphy” and “the History of the Tang Calligraphy Evolution” because of its plenty of historical materials. Collected in hall are rare stone inscriptions, paintings and calligraphies by celebrated painters and calligraphers of different dynasties like Zheng Banqiao, Dong Qichang, Mi Fu, Wang Duo, Wu Qishuo, Yu Youren, Kang Youwei, to name just a few. With these art treasures, Qiantangzhizhai has become a base for the study of the history of Tang Dynasty, a bright pearl on the tourist line in Central China, and a must-go for specialists and experts as well as painting and calligraphy fans both at home and abroad.
Ticket: RMB 30 yuan
Add: the Tiemen Town in the west of the Xin’an County; 45 Kilometers away from Luoyang City
Tel: 0379-67335472 or 67335688
Henan Feng International Travel Agency: 0371-65963326