"Tomb of ZhouWenWang's son" Tangyin Things to Do Tip by l_joo

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  Tomb of ZhouWenWang
by l_joo

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.

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  • Updated May 3, 2012
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