Candle in the Tomb

Candle in the Tomb (2016)

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There is an old Chinese saying, "A human lights the candle and the ghosts blow it out."
Hu Ba Yi is well versed in Feng Shui with specialization in tomb configuration, which he learned from an antique book he inherited from his family. The knowledge saved him when he fell into a ditch in a snow avalanche in Tibet. And again when he and his friends joined an archaeology team to explore read morethe "ghost cave" located in Taklamakan Desert. As he helped the team navigate through the dangers, he couldn't help feeling that someone had predicted their every move and designed the traps and hidden passages accordingly.

"Candle In The Tomb" is a web drama based on the Chinese web novel series, "Ghost Blows Out the Light", written by The Ruler Under Heavens.

  • Native title:

    鬼吹灯
  • Also Known as:

    Ghost Blows Out the Light; Gui Cui Deng Zhi Jing Jue Gu Cheng; 鬼吹灯之精绝古城

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    QAS 6 days ago - edited

    This is my second tomb drama in the last six months. Candle is written well.

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    Juls 13 days ago - edited

    Very excited about this one mainly because the director is Kong Sheng who also did 'Ode to Joy', 'Nirvana in Fire' and 'All Quiet in Peking'.

    Btw does anyone knows the title of the ending song?

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    samanvithamurthy 14 days ago - edited

    English translation of this novel is available anywhere?

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      Alessa 13 days ago

      couldn't find it either...

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      anopinion 11 days ago - edited

      I don't think it's possible to find a translation because of all the technical terms (the Feng Shui stuff and all) which will make it a difficult job for amateurs.

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    Ruyi 14 days ago - edited

    is this drama actually that good? It use to have 12 episodes and now 21!! I finished watching the first episode and it was a bit boring.... I hope the second episode will be better!

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      arbios 14 days ago

      it's a bit slow at first but it gets really good around ep 6

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    Kiseki 14 days ago

    I didn't read the synopsis at all before watching (not even the title) because this was on my youtube recommended. So first impression was this is a typical Chinese 70s-80s post war expansion story. Imagine my surprise on episode 3 when the dead general became a zombie... I was like WTF?!

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    Xiaoshu 15 days ago

    The script is well-written.

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    WhiteLilly 15 days ago - edited
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    Mou 15 days ago

    This dram is quite good. I was watching fir Jin Dong but now like the story as well. Does the novel have an english translation ?

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    zzha99 16 days ago

    This drama is awesome so far, hope the rest is good as well.

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    arbios 19 days ago - edited

    Wolf Girl>Shirley

    Shirley seems suspicious

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      loveanimeever 17 days ago

      Maybe you can go and read the novel to know more, the drama is just a chapter/book of the entire story.

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      arbios 16 days ago

      maybe i will but only after i finish watching watching this first :)

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      loveanimeever 16 days ago

      Me too! XD

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    Ruyi 19 days ago - edited

    this looks like a movie but it's not...it's a drama with 21eps!(33mins each ep)

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      arbios 19 days ago

      you should watch it it's really good
      way better than Stay With Me

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    TeenMaleModel Faces 21 days ago

    i hope china wont fck up this. 21 ep length is good thing.

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    arbios 22 days ago

    #3 wow

    i hope more people watch it now

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    arbios 23 days ago

    21 episodes?
    i thought this was going to be 12 only
    anyway thee drama is awesome so i'll watch it till the end

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    Am i going to love this show if I loved The Lost Tomb?

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      DarkZone 20 days ago

      It's fine, but I prefer TLT so far ;)

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    21
  • Aired:

    Dec 19, 2016 to Feb 6, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday
  • Network:

    QQLive
  • Duration:

    35 min.

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  • Score:

    8.3 (scored by 51 users)
  • Ranked:

    #382
  • Popularity:

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