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Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)

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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.
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Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213, China
+86 10 6076 1424
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All reviews underground palace buried here tomb area open to the public feng shui great wall tour chinese history interesting history both sides tour group nice walk sacred statues emperor animals burial stone
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Changling is the biggest and most impressive Ming tomb and has the only palace made of camphor wood. The Ling'en Hall (Hall of Eminent Favor) is well preserved and very ornate, and inside each of its pillars is made from one tree. There are a...More

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the Ming Tombs, more specifically, the path leading to the tombs. With all the statues and greenery, it felt as if you're in a botanical garden! This is quite insightful into the Ming Dynasty and how their culture treated and respected the dead....More

Thank familiarandforeign
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an impressive World Heritage site to gain insight into the Emperors of the Ming Dynasty. The artifacts, wood carvings, clothing, headdress and jade jewelry of the Ming era almost 300 years ago was remarkable. The statues and pillars are extremely impressive as they...More

Thank LaVona C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have kind of museum where we can see oldest king's & queen dresses, jewels, etc. It tells their life and culture.The building structure was amazing, all built using only woods. There are 9 wooden pillars at least 80 feet which is amazing.

Thank nireshshanmugam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive World heritage site surrounded by a mountain range designed to protect the 16 tombs of the Ming emperors. A beautiful display of original costumes worn by an emperor and empress of the Ming dynasty. The Chinese architecture was spectacular and worth the long...More

Thank Astrid1511
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tombs were not open for viewing, however, the giant statues were something to behold great history to see.

Thank ChrisT2734
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely park area. Toilets are self rated at 3 star (squat type) lol. Lots of different trees and birds. Need 2 hours to see it Vendors outside trying to get you to buy junky souvenirs. Quiet peaceful place in the hills.

Thank Holly S
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The valley is entirely occupied by the various Ming emperors, which makes it a bit reminiscent of the King Valley in Egypt. But more under a green and living valley. The main building shows exceptional imperial clothes and everybody can admire the details of the...More

Thank Millenium2016
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We recently travelled to Beijing and booked a tour of the Great Wall with Variarts Travel (recommended by Trip Advisor). This tour also included a segment of a visit to the 'Ming' tombs. We were a bit skeptical about what this might entail as there...More

2  Thank Wayne B
Reviewed August 18, 2018

In reality you see a lot of Ming's statues, depictions, maps, garments and clothing but no Tombs. These you know they lay some half a mile from the entrance of the archaeological area. Still a 30 min stop is well recommended to be informed of...More

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Cynthia L
February 25, 2018|
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Response from jo s | Reviewed this property |
As one of the other readers mentioned you can get around by bus. But it is not easy. We hired a private car (700yuan) for the hole day to take us around. Just ask your hotel manager. Of the 13 mausoleums there are 5 open to... More
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