Lushan County, Sichuan

Lushan County, Sichuan
Chinese transcription(s)
 •  Chinese 芦山县
 •  Pinyin Lúshān Xiàn
Location of the county
Location of the county
Country China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture-level city Ya'an
 • Total 1,364 km2 (527 sq mi)
Population (2010) 109,029
Time zone China Standard ( UTC+8)
Postal code 625600
Area code(s) 0835

Lushan County, Sichuan is a county of Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of Ya'an city.

Historical Monuments

An ancient monument, located in Lushan County and dating to 205 AD of the Eastern Han Dynasty, is the remains of the mausoleum of Fan Min (樊敏). [1] [2] It is known as "Fan Min's Gate Towers and Sculptures" (樊敏阙及石刻), and, according to the archaeologist Chêng Tê-k'un (1957), includes the earliest extant full-size tortoise-born stele. [3] The stele has rounded top with a dragon design in low relief - a precursor to the "two intertwined dragons" design that was very common on such steles even in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, over a thousand years later. [3]

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