A 62-year-old man in the Baoren village of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has spent the last six years of his life building this ornate tomb that includes a pavilion, rock columns, an altar, a tomb chamber and a stone tablet for his inevitable final resting place.
As the price for an average burial site can go around 10,000 yuan, it’s no wonder some people turn to the (however imposing) DIY approach when considering their eternal place of rest.
Ahead of the Tomb-sweeping holiday, which falls on April 5, the Ministry of Civil Affairs in China has announced that it will crack down overpricing in the funeral industry. In December, Chinese officials in the mainland were told to tone down their excessively lavish funerals that have become an occasion to flaunt wealth and connections.
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