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.
Tours to Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
$73 BOOK WITH VIATOR Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing
Duration: 8 hours
$98 BOOK WITH VIATOR 2-Day Combo Package: Beijing City Tour and Great Wall at Mutianyu w/Lunch
Duration: 2 days
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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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