It is a relatively unknown fact outside of Southeast Asia but one of the Sultans of Brunei is actually buried in Nanjing. He ascended the throne is 1402 and sent an envoy to China in 1406 and two years later led a delegation to China himself. While on the visit to China he died at the relatively young age of 28. The second sultan of Brunei Sultan Abdul Majid Hassan, recorded in Chinese sources as Ma’na’je’ka’na, is said to have visited China with a delegation of 150 people along with his his wife, brothers and sons. While visiting Nanjing the Sultan became ill, the Emperor of China ordered the imperial doctors to treat him but to no avail and he died in China and was given a royal funeral according to the wishes of the emperor.
The Tomb was discovered in 1958 and the area was afforested in 1975,