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Address: Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213, China
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09:00 - 21:00
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The royal tombs are a short distance outside the city. Hundreds of small...

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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The tombs are a very big complex with lots of different areas. It is a good place to learn about Chinese symbolism because the Emperors are very auspicious: everything must be in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tombs are a very big complex with lots of different areas. It is a good place to learn about Chinese symbolism because the Emperors are very auspicious: everything must be in the right place. With a knowledgeable tour guide such as the one we had, you can learn about Ming culture in one place. This makes the whole visit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting as, around the tomb, you can appreciate personal objects belonging to the emperor as well as being, one of the most important dynasties of the chinese empire.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited 1st week November. I will explain what we did as it was a great day and an unusual one so may give others ideas.... We had already spent 3 days on various parts of the Wall before staying overnight at the Commune by the Wall. This is what we then did: 1. We got up early and with... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although TA merges all the Ming Tombs into one review, there are multiple sites under this name, within a short distance from each other. Admission is a-la-carte: you pay for the monumental approach avenue, then you pay again for the tomb(s) what can be visited, and then again for the tombs which can only be approached. The tour company that... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit. The Chang Ling Hall is massive with a great museum. My wife and I visited during CNY--it was very crowded, but still very memorable.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Changling was the founding tomb in the area; the tomb of the first Ming emperor. The tomb is approached by the beautiful Sacred Way, guarded by actual and mythical animals as well soldiers and counselors. The tomb itself is large and very ornate. It includes a bronze statue of the first Ming emperor. But he is actually buried somewhere in... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best booked together with a trip to the Great Wall, the Ming tombs should be part of every Beijing trip. As English documentation is scare, you better have a tour guide around. A standard hotel chains offer guided tours to boths sights.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

its a nice attraction lots of parking very few people which is great traveling in October this place is packed during High season.. 14 seperate tombs are in this valley... The Chinnese Goverment decided to do a dig on one in 1956 the escavation has been open to the public ever since the museum has the tombs contents displayed nicely... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Once I left the Great Wall, I got the 879 bus to the Ming Tombs. I did not anticipate the amount of walking involved. When I thought I reached the end of this attraction site, I turned back, but it wasn't the end! I just walked 20 minutes to the entrance! (I walked until I reached the LingXing Archway). The... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The huge estate had been dedicated essentially as burial grounds of Ming Dynasty. The newly constructed buildings are as repulsive as any new constructions in old places, yet the really old things convey the greatness and sophistication of the Chinese civilization. The difference of this site from the other numerous sites in Beijing is in its removed location: not so... More 

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