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    the main gate of ZhouWenWang Temple
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    Modern statue of ZhouWenWang
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    by l_joo Updated May 3, 2012

    While visiting the ZhouWenWang Temple, there is a small inconspicuous tomb located at the very left end side of the temple, that is the tomb of ZhouWenWang's son.

    The small tomb is about a true story, according to written source.

    It was said that ZhouWenWang was arrested by his enemy and was imprisoned at YouLiCheng. The ZhouWenWang Temple that tourists visit today was actually, in those days (4000+ years ago), a prison.

    While ZhouWenWang was in the prison of YouLiCheng, his enemy wanted to testify whether ZhouWenWang is or not a sage, if is a sage means a big threat to the enemy and must be killed, if not means ZhouWenWang is only a layman and is allowed to live on.

    His enemy then killed ZhouWenWang's son and take the son's meat to make meatballs for ZhouWenWang to eat, he ate the meatballs. The enemy believe that a sage would not eat his own son, and therefore the enemy believe that ZhouWenWang is not a sage and did not kill him.

    ZhouWenWang escaped the death by eating the meat of his own son.

    It was said later ZhouWenWang vomited those meatballs on the floor and the spot of the vomited meatballs became the tomb of his son.

    Tomb of ZhouWenWang
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    by l_joo Written May 3, 2012

    Getting to YouLiCheng by bus is quite easy, only 6 Yuan and about 1 hour.

    The bus will then drop you off at roadside, the roadside is flat (see 2nd photo) and "no civilization" in my first glance, later as I turn my head over I saw a stone arch and a road sign "Wen Wang Lu".

    The bus to YouLiCheng is actually the bus going to Tangyin, therefore when you buy ticket at the ticket counter of Anyang bus station, you must buy bus ticket to Tangyin and then self get off at YouLiCheng.

    At the stone-arch, you still need to walk 30 minutes, a quite rural farming road with both sides agriculture lands. 30 minutes later you will see the Temple of ZhouWenWang, entrance fee is 60 Yuan.

    Roadside of YouLiCheng
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