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Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty

The Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty are a complex of tombs with 300 to 600 years of history constructed for the Ming Dynasty emperors. They are located at the Tianshou Mountain which is at the foot of the Yan Mountains in northwestern Changping District, about 15 kilometers from the city center of Beijing. With stunning scenery, the tombs lie on a plain encircled by mountains, with a creek meanders past and enjoys beautiful scenery.

The tombs which cover an area of up to 40 square kilometers are the world's biggest existing mausoleum complex with the largest number of imperial tombs. The tombs built on the east, west and north foothills form a complete system of mausoleums that are grand in size and splendor.

Of all the thirteen tombs, only the Changling, Dingling and Zhaoling tombs, along with the Divine Way are open to the public at present.

Travel Tips

Address:Thirteen Tombs Town, Changping District, Beijing

Transportation:Take bus 314, 872 or 67 to reach the Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty Scenic Area

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