Collectively known as the 13 Ming Tombs, and located on the northwestern outskirts of Beijing, this is the resting place of 13 Ming dynasty emperors. The tomb area is surrounded by picturesque scenery, with beautiful views. You can visit the ancient buildings and scenery, and also find out about the specifications of imperial burials. The Ming Tombs form a unified whole. Each tomb was built in front of its own hill. The tomb specifications were more or less the same, with minor differences. The Yongle and Wanli Emperors of the Ming dynasty are both buried here.
The Ming Tombs are one of the most important imperial cemeteries in China. The remains of 13 Beijing-based Ming emperors are buried here. More emperors are buried here than any other place in China; the Ming Tombs also are the best preserved mausoleums in the country.
Each emperor is buried in a separate mausoleum at the foot of a mountain; not all tombs are open to the public. As you enter the site, en route to Changling, the first tomb, be sure to stop on the Sacred Way, a road that is lined with massive stone sculptures of animals.
The simplest way to visit the sacred Ming Tombs by public transport is to head to Deshengmen Bus Terminal and take line 872. This bus runs very frequently, and the journey should take around an hour to either Changling or Dingling, where you get off. At each of these stops, you’ll find one of the Ming Tombs for you to visit, and signs will direct you where to go. As the mausoleum is so large, the tombs are quite spread out, so it is a good idea to research which one you want to visit in advance.
Shinto is the first attraction of the Ming Tombs, consisting of Stone Arch, Dahongmen, Beilou, Longfengmen, etc., and the Stone Archway is the first building in front of the Mausoleum, built in 1540 (ie Jiajing Shi Nine years), it has been more than four hundred years old.
The two sides of the Shenxiu Road on the north side of the Beiting Pavilion are lined with three-dimensional stone sculptures with vivid shapes and intricate shapes. There are 18 pairs of stone statues. There are various kinds of animals and portraits. They are lifelike and not repeated, which is quite interesting.
However, Shenlu is also a long way. Because they all look at stone statues, many people may feel a bit boring. In fact, it is good to take a walk slowly. Of course, you can also take the bus to other attractions in Ming Tombs. Oh!