Qiu Jun Mu (Qiu Jun’s Tomb)

Good News ! 17th July 2013. This site is currently undergoing a complete restoration. A park and visitor centre are being built. All the ugly commercial biuldings around the site have been demoloshed.

Qiu Jun Mu is in a bad state of repair. It is quite difficult to find if you don’t know exactly where to look.

Most locals don’t seem to know anything about it.

It is accessable from Qiuhai Avenue. Most maps show the wrong position for it.

Bus numbers 17, 22, 24 and 26 all stop here.

Get off the bus at the first stop on Qiuhai Avenue (Just around the corner from Nanhai Avenue). Cross the road and walk south down Qiuhai Avenue until you see a street on your left that goes into Shuitouxia village. The path to Qiu Jun Mu is a dirt track that goes to the left just before the street into the village. It passes alongside a sports area. As you walk down the path the village is on your right and on the left is a car wash and repair business (last year was a rubbish dump). You will see a lake on your left. After a short walk Qiu Jin Mu will come into view.

It is also possible to get to the tomb through back streets in the village. The back streets are like a maze and you will run into some dead ends. Its easier to follow the path from Qiuhai Avenue.

Qiu Jun 1421-1495

One of the most prolific writers of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Qiu gained the jinshi degree in 1454 whereupon he commenced his official career in the Hanlin Academy. In 1487 Qiu presented to the throne his monumental work Daxue yanyibu [Supplement to Explications to the Daxue], a comprehensive hand-book on public administration, and was promoted to the rank of Minister of Rites. Besides numerous treatises and essays on various subjects, Qiu also wrote a large collection of poetry and drama.

Qiu Jun Mu Photo Gallery