Warning: mt_rand() [function.mt-rand]: max(-1) is smaller than min(0) in /home/tgr/public_html/travel-tips/ttr-helper.php on line 193
The Ming Tombs in Beijing, China
travelgrove Travel Tips
 

The Ming Tombs in Beijing, China

 
00
    
Legend
  • History & Culture travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: n/a
sunnybeach's pictureby sunnybeach History & Culture travel tip
added on the 14th of September, 2010
It was built originally for the emperor Zhu Di and his empresses, holding the name of Changling, than later mausoleums of other 12 emperors and their empresses were built around the main tomb. Interestingly the tomb of the first emperor who was buried here and the last emperor of the Ming dynasty is accessible to the public, the Chang Tomb being the biggest and the most beautiful of the two. The other tomb, Dingling, is underground, the Soul Tower serving as entrance to the chambers.

Leading up to the Chang Tomb is the Sacred Way, a seven kilometer long large pathway, with typical Chinese statues on its sides, each of them symbolizing something. It was said that this path led the way to the Heavens for the emperor and his wives.

The whole place is remarkable and beautiful; a quite big piece of history.

Address:
Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District Beijing 102213 
China

Price:
Admission fee to the Changling Tomb is CNY 30 and CNY40 to the Dingling Tomb.

Opening Hours:
From 8:30am to 5:30pm.

How to get there:
Mainly by bus.

 
The Great Wall of ChinaTiananmen Square in Beijing
 
 
 
History & Culture
tips

Recent travel tips for Beijing

  • The Great Wall of China
    One of the 7 wonders of the world and a man-made architectural sight that is visible from space, the Great Wall of China is a MUST-SEE if you travel to Beijing, or for that matter, to China. The wall has various stopping points where you [...]
    D: n/a00
  • The Beijing Zoo
    The first zoo in China, the Beijing Zoo is a great destination for families or friends. It's main attractions are the pandas, of course, though I don't know why, you have to pay an extra admission fee to enter their dwelling place. [...]
    D: n/a00
  • Fangshan Restaurant in Beijing
    We've never tasted a deliciously and elaborately prepared meal such as the one we had at the Fangshan Restaurant in Beihai Park. This restaurant is famous for its imperial cuisine, serving dishes that were made for the emperors. The name of [...]
    D: n/a00
  • Tiananmen Square in Beijing
    The square is one of the most visited sights in Beijing, if not in China. It is a huge place, filled with locals and tourists alike and is the favored place of kite-fliers. You can watch many children running around, flying their kites. [...]
    D: n/a00
  • Beijing Hutongs
    Hutongs are known as small passageways or streets, originated from the Yuan dynasty. They are the symbols of the everyday life of common people. And because so many locals who lived in these hutongs were happy with their ways of life, it [...]
    D: 11.5mi00

Things about Beijing you may be interested in

 
 
 
guides

Recommended

Beijing History

Beijing: from the Warring States to its Modern State   Beijing is the capital city of the People's Republic of China. Highly cosmopolitan it is one of the largest cities in China second only to Shanghai. Beijing is also known as Peking in many parts of the world. Beijing is very rich in history widely considered to be one of the four cradles of civilization when the remains of the Peking Man were [...]
 
 
 

More travel tips you might be interested in

Beijing Shi, China
[url=http://www.beijinglandscapes.com/huangshan-tour.html]Huangshan Tour [/url] [url=http://www.badaling-great-wall.com]Badaling Great Wall[/url]
General: Huangshan Tour

Guilin, China
Brief Introduction of Yangshuo: Yangshuo is famous for its picturesque landscape and the hopping West Street. Here you must be absorbed in the...
Sightseeing: Different Li River in Different Seasons.

 

Friedrichshafen, Germany
Take a look at the 'Zeppelin museum' in the city center, at the lake of constance. Afterwards you can enjoy the promenade at the lake.
General: Take a look what the city has got to offer

Kressbronn Am Bodensee, Germany
Wenn man in der Nähe des Bodensees ist und in der Gegend von Kressbronn, dann sollte man zum entspannen ins dortige Strandbad am Bodensee gehen....
General: Strandbad am Bodensee

 

Alger, Algeria
Hello to all, the Association organizes travel in Natura & Avventura desertakakus,Travel is the best way to discover desert. We are a small...
General: Natura & Avventura

Malaga, Spain
This is a Cathedral that was built on top of an arabic mosque after the Cristians came into this region of Spain. The Catedral de la Encarnacion...
General: Malaga Cathedral

 

Lahti, Finland
The old church in Hollola is pretty ok. Especially in the summer. Every other year they hold a medieval fair, that's very good.
Sightseeing: The medieval greystone church of Hollola

Avignon, France
Visit the pope´s palace in the city center. But bring your own guide with you, because sometimes it´s difficult to question yourself through to...
General: The pope's palace

 

Esztergom, Hungary
If you're in Esztergom you must visit the Basilica (the Primatial Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed Into Heaven and St Adalbert). Besides...
Sightseeing: Esztergom Basilica

Belgrade, Serbia
Furnished Apartment 45 sqm for Daily- weekly renting on attractive touristic and business location in BELVILLE Delta City New Belgrade Serbia. ...
Night Life & Entertainment: Visit Belgrade

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*