Tombs consist of mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors. So it is also called Thirteen Ming Tombs. Located on the southern side of the
Tianshou Mountain in Changping County about 50 Kilometers north of Beijing.
13 mausoleums, the most famous ones are the Changling and Dingling. Construction of the first tomb, Changling, was
started in 1409 and completed in 1427. The whole construction of the
13 Ming Tombs took more than 200 years.
A Sacred Way stretches 7 Kilometers from south to north through the
center of the site.
cover 40 square kilometers. Each tomb was built alongside a mountain,
and a river runs through the whole area. They are the best-preserved
part of all Chinese imperial tombs.
Beijing Tour Routes Covers Ming Tombs
Photo of Ming Tombs