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Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), Beijing

#13 of 209 in Historic Sites in Beijing
Religious Site · Architectural Building
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 overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • Interesting place to visit , lots of history. Nice scenery but not worth it to spend to much time here. A short visit is good enough.  more »
  • Its a quite ,serene place surrounded by mountains at the outskirts of Beijing. Its the place where all the emperor's from the ming dynasty are buried.  more »
  • Very good 😍
  • Ming's Tomb is ancient and serene, the quintessential resting place. You must be in great shape to traverse five flights of stairs.

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