Home > Attractions >

Leitai Han Tombs

As one of the well-known tour destinations along the silk road, where you can enjoy the famous cultural relics ‘ Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow ’.

Introduction of Thunder Platform Han Tomb:
Thunder Platform Han Tomb is located in Thunder Platform Park, North Guanzhong Road Wuwei. Thunder Platform is a place for sacrifice offering to thunder god during the ancient times. Its name has been Derived from a Taoist Temple for Thunder Ancestor built on an earth platform about 10 metres high during the middle Ming Dynasty. In 1969, when digging tunnels for war preparedness the local farmers found a large brick-room tomb of later Eastern Han Dynasty.

Why is it famous
The reason why this Han tomb is being famous in the world is that the bronze statue of Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow, a Chinese tourist symbol was unearthed here, and it is also the treasure of Gansu Museum.
Meanwhile, more than 231 cultural relics such as coins and bronze wares were unearthed in this tomb, which is known as an "underground museum".

What to visit?
The Thunder Platform Han Tomb Park has a good environment, continue to visit you will see a huge square in the centre of the park. The square is the symbol of the whole martial arts - Copper galloping horse. Meanwhile, there are many bronze horses and chariots, which is very spectacular.
In addition, when you entering Thunder Platform Han Tomb, you can see the original tombs of the Han Dynasty, such as tombs, grave paths, and many other text instructions. However, it should be noted that the precious cultural relics which was unearthed in the tomb have been shipped to the museum, and the famous bronze statue of Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow has also been collected in Gansu Museum in Lanzhou.

The Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow:
The Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow, is a Chinese bronze sculpture from circa the 2nd century CE. it was discovered in 1969 near the city of Wuwei, in the province of Gansu, it is now in the Gansu Provincial Museum. "Perfectly balanced," says one authority, "on the one hoof which rests without pressure on a flying swallow, it is a remarkable example of three-dimensional form and of animal portraiture with the head vividly expressing mettlesome vigour."

Travel information of Thunder Platform Han Tomb:
The Thunder Platform Park is free of charge, and the entrance fee of the Han tomb area in the park is 45 RMB Per Person. The area of the whole park is not big, so it is advisable to visit the park and the Han Tomb for 2 to 3 hours.

Traffic Information:
1.Self-driving route: from G30 National Highway into the northern suburbs of Wuwei City
2.Urban traffic: Travelers can take bus No.2 to the scenic area.

The admission ticket: Free of Charge

Opening Time:
8.30 AM to 6.00 PM


Related Articles & Posts

 Confucian Temple                                   Badanjaran Desert 

 Mogao Grottoes                                      Bingling Temple 


Recommended Gansu Tours

 West China Travel to Qinghai and Gansu                   Binglingsi and Labrang Monastery Exploration 

 Silk Road Travel from Malaysia by Airasia                  Silk Road Buddhism Culture Exploration 
                                                                                       
feedbackinstagramASTA PATA IATA

Xinjiang China Travel is a branch of China Travel Agency Co. Ltd. (established 1987)

China Silkroad Travel Copyright © 2007. All Rights Reserved to Xinjiang China Travel

Tourism Operating License: L--XB00212 Urumqi Tourism Bureau: 0991-2843661 We are the China Silk Road Travel Specialists! sitemap