Discover The Ming tombs (Shisanling) China

Of the thirteen tombs distributed in a natural circle, three are open for visits. Dingling is the tomb belonging to the Emperor Wanli, who died in 1620 and was buried with his concubines under a tumulus. The tombs house some extremely beautiful caskets and funeral items. The place is, of course, very touristic. For more privacy, you have to find the way of getting to the other tombs, along the small road to the left of Dingling. Before getting to these sites, you will have to go along the famous Spirit road, lined with large stone statues of animals, generals, and advisers to the Emperor. Plan to travel part of this 4-mile route on foot, as it has been considerably improved by the planting of trees and the disappearance of protection around each statue.

  • The Ming tombs (Shisanling) , China
    The Ming tombs (Shisanling)

    Of the thirteen tombs spread out in a natural circle, three can be visited.

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  • The Ming tombs (Shisanling) , The tombs of the emperors , China
    The tombs of the emperors

    On your way here you will travel down the famous Spirit road, lined with tall stone statues of animals, generals and advisers to the emperor.

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  • The Ming tombs (Shisanling) , Among the tombs , China
    Among the tombs

    The Ming tombs in Beijing cover an area of at least 60 miles.

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  • The Ming tombs (Shisanling) , A corridor among the tombs , China
    A corridor among the tombs

    The underground tomb is located 27 metres below ground.

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  • The Ming tombs (Shisanling) , The park outside , China
    The park outside

    The thirteen Ming tombs are on the grounds of an area measuring some 40 mi˛.

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  • The Ming tombs (Shisanling) , A statue of a Ming Emperor , China
    A statue of a Ming Emperor

    The only tomb that can currently be visited is that of Wanli.

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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination China

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