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Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)

Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213, China
+86 10 6076 1424
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The royal tombs are a short distance outside the city. Hundreds of small stone animals guard the road to the tombs.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good39%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“buried here” (11 reviews)
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Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213, China
+86 10 6076 1424
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family went to Ming Tomb from Badaling Great Wall by bus 879. This bus stop 879 just 100 m away from the 877 bus stop at Badaling. This bus 879 go to Dingling last stop. Even though the bus route show they go to...More

Thank LeeYen76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating place in China, we were able to visit on the way to the Great Wall and it was a really cool and educational visit. I would certainly love to come back to this part of China.

Thank TheCubicleEscapee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ming Tombs is not one location but several. When you buy a ticket make shore you only pay for the ones you visit. We visited the Changling section and the sacred passage of Shendao. The last is the best known to everyone. See the...More

Thank jo s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site has somewhat a poor rating but it is well worth a visit and maybe you should know beforehand what to do. By reading the reviews it seems that many tourist were expecting to visit the tombs and left the site after a stroll...More

3  Thank Marco S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

It is beautiful, I'll give you that. The path is bordered with beautiful landscaping and detailed life-size statues. It is peaceful and breathtaking. However, it's a simple walk in a beautiful park. You cannot visit any tombs. It's a straight path that you cannot deviate...More

1  Thank yourtaina
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We went to visit the Ming Tombs after visiting the Great Wall. Was very disappointed. Nothing was original and I felt afterwards my time would have been better spent doing something else in Beijing

Thank AllanH328
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great one day trip close to the city. Fantastic views and very affordable. If you're students - don't forget to bring your student ID to get 50% off the entrance fee. After staying a while in beijing, it's nice to know you can just hop...More

1  Thank Tal288
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The tombs are spread out across a valley so you will need transport. Each one is interesting though some are not fully open. Possibly the best one is at Changling. The Spirt Path at the very beginning of the valley is fascinating. The landscapes are...More

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 5 November 2017

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 probably more of an attraction, but honestly...More

Thank jbdave
Reviewed 2 November 2017

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 setting as you head towards the tomb building. But they...More

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Response from TouringTurtles | Reviewed this property |
Agree with other answers - there stairs but still lots to see and enjoy without having to climb stairs. It is worth the visit and is a lot quieter and less crowded than other attractions.