WanAn Cemetery 万安公墓


Hanhe Rd, Haidian District,
Beijing, China

There is a subway (Metro) station cross the street; the parking is ¥10. The Hanhe Road 旱河路 is filled with touring buses on either side, which are for Xiangshan Fragrant Hills (香山). The foliage is pretty … however, crowds would make me think twice.

This is well kept cemetery, in recent years.


Many Chinese, especially the artists, are fond of using the  ‘old fashioned’ way 甲子 to express years…
己夘, 是己卯过去的一种写法 or a type?
辛巳年: 1941, 2001 …
壬午年: 1942, 2002 …
己未年: 1919, 1979 …
The problem I see is, not everyone is capable of using it. This small headstone has two mistakes. 壬午 (1942) should have been 辛巳 (1941) and 己未 (1919, 1979 …) is too wild to guess because the person died in 1954 which was 甲午, as was the first Sino-Japan War, which was in 1894.


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