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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  • Not a lot to see in the tomb itself. A long walk, with lots of stairs leading to an underground tomb with a few "relics" on display. Not a lot of information on display. The surrounding areas are prob...  more »
  • I had booked with a tour company for visiting Ming Tomb.Apparently some of the tour companies show the itinerary as a "walk through Sacred Road" and here you will see the concrete statues and parklike...  more »
  • Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling) - One of those top attractions in the city, particularly if you know the history.  more »
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  • Impressive, be respectful when visit the place. Prepare to walk and the heat during summer months.
  • Amazing statues, ShiHuangdi's temple, this part of Beijing is a must-see.
  • Definitely a must to see. So much history to see and learn about. If you are close or in town you must stop by.
  • 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.
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