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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Sofi N
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This was part of our set tour, so we had no choice. Worth going once, but that's about it. Amazing that they were able to reconstruct the various animal sculptures after they were destroyed during the cultural revolution.

Thank dmlin
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The tomb itself it is not too interesting , excepto for the size of the tomb itself. Inside it is nothing to see, but unless you go in you see the size of the place. The sacred way is very interesting with all the sculptures...More

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The most visitor are local since you have to go by your own vehicle. Since I join the local tour, they bring me on the front area only

Thank Billie F
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The Ming Tombs comprises the mausoleums of 13 Ming Dynasty Emperors, situated within a pleasant valley parkland, at the foot of the Jundu Mountains, some twenty miles north of Beijing centre. The tombs are positioned along the “Sacred Way,” a broad paved pathway, lined with...More

2  Thank borrum
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Our tour took us to the Ming Tombs just outside of Beijing. It was an interesting area. You walk down a long path which has statues on each side of the path. The statues are mostly animals depicting warrior poses. Statues were on each side...More

Thank Alanhimmelstein
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The Ming Tombs was the burial ground for 13 Ming Dynasty emperors from 1413-1644. A very tranquil place in the countryside. Lovely gardens perfect for picnics, relaxing and walks. Lots of history, artifacts, sculptures, and more. Great place to learn about China's history.

Thank Judi L
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Very much,same same. There are nice gardens, seemed to be a time illegal on the way to the Great Wall

Thank Susan W
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Cynthia L
26 February 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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