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the long entrance to Ming Dynasty Tombs in Changling, which is the most popular of the four Ming Tomb Areas for tourists (the other locations are in dingling, shaoling and sacred way) as the Ming Tombs are spread around a sprawling area of 80 square kilometers at the foot of the Jundu Mountains, about 42 kilometers north of Beijing here at the changling area of Changping District (near the Juyongguan Pass Great Wall). The Ming tombs is where 13 of the 16 Ming Emperors are buried and only three are open to the Public. The Changling Tomb is where Emperor Yongle is buried and is the best preserved and it has the main burial Area and Tower and the Ling'en Hall, where hundreds of pieces of rare jewelry unearthed from the Underground Palace of Dingling nearby are showcased and also a large bronze statue of Emperor Yongle, sitting in the throne with nine dragons are located. The Dingling Tomb is located nearby and it is the only excavated area open to the public and is where the Wanli Emperor is Buried.

The Ming Tombs were started in 1409 and was completed in 1609. The Ming Dynasty started in 1368 and ended in 1644, when the Li Cheng Rebellion overthrew it and the Quing Dynasty of the Manchus took over.


Changling 8F30 am |PM 4F30 pm (november to march) 8F00 am | 5F00 pm (april to october).

Entrance Fees is 10 RMB per person and renting an english audio guide is 40 RMB per person.

Most Day tours to the Great Wall include stops to the Ming Tombs.

Address: Changchi Rd, Changping, Beijing, China
Directions: Changchi Rd, Changping, Beijing, China
Phone: (8610)-60761424
Website: http://www.mingtombs.com/

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  • Updated Oct 11, 2014
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