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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  • October 2, 2017
    We only visited the underground palace due to time constraint. You will probably need at least 4.5 hrs (with travelling time between the tomb) to appreciate the tour. Do engage the guide, they are ver...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    As an add on to a Great Wall tour, it's totally worth doing. On its own? Not really. The tomb we saw was impressive but sparse.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    The grounds are peaceful until you go to leave and the route directs you past vendors! I'm sure there are much more interesting places to visit in Beijing.  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    Impressive, be respectful when visit the place. Prepare to walk and the heat during summer months.
  • May 31, 2017
    Amazing statues, ShiHuangdi's temple, this part of Beijing is a must-see.
  • March 14, 2017
    Definitely a must to see. So much history to see and learn about. If you are close or in town you must stop by.
  • August 24, 2016
    This is an amazing historical landmark about an hour from Beijing. If you're in the city for longer than a couple days this site is a must-see. The complex of tombs and buildings is enormous, though, so plan on spending a whole day here.
  • December 15, 2016
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