Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), Beijing

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A complex of mausoleums housing the tombs of thirteen Ming emperors, Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling) represents the largest imperial burial area in China and a World Heritage Site. Carefully laid out in line with feng shui principles, the tomb area covers 120 sq km (46.3 sq mi), each mausoleum occupying an independent section. Walk along the 7 km (4 mi) route leading you into the complex, flanked by guardian statues of camels, elephants, horses, and soldiers--at the end, its impressive gate ranks among the largest stone arches in China. Explore pavilions displaying imperial seals, scrolls, robes, and other regalia, and admire a huge statue of a turtle god carrying a memorial tablet. Note that only three out of 13 tombs are open to the public. Planning Beijing trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Coming back from a visit to the great wall our driver led us on this site, which is located about 50 km north of Beijing, in the County of Changping, and since 2003 has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Inside it houses 13 imperial tombs of the Ming dynasty but only three can be visited: Chang Ling Tomb, which is a major, the Tomb, located in the basement of a building Ding Ling and Zhao Tomb Ling.
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  • A lovely introduction to some of China's historical past, we visited the tombs on the way to the Great Wall. The time of day and the season meant the site was largely deserted so we were able to explo...  more »
  • The burial place of 13 emperors of the Ming dynasty. Each Emperor his complex. Allowed only three. Most visited-underground Palace. The impressive building. But inside are not very interesting. Outside the old park with foundations pavilions were wooden and were destroyed or burned. Entry 60 Yuan.
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  • Amazing place if you're into history and archeology. Or the Chinese culture. There are around 13 tombs but only a few are open for visitors. The zen garden or the entrance is so photogenic if the climate is good. The tombs have interesting architectural designs, history and relics. The original relics are moved to some place else though. Just follow along with the map given at the ticket counter. You can use the transportation card to take the bus to travel between the tombs.
  • The tombs of 9 Ming Dynasty Emperors is a quiet and peaceful location to visit. Please be mindful and respect it as it's a tomb after all.
  • Impressive, be respectful when visit the place. Prepare to walk and the heat during summer months.
  • Definitely a must to see. So much history to see and learn about. If you are close or in town you must stop by.
  • Amazing statues, ShiHuangdi's temple, this part of Beijing is a must-see.

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