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Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)

Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213, China
010-60761424,010-60761034
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Ranked #161 of 1,242 attractions in Beijing
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Description: 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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Doha, Qatar
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92 reviews 92 reviews
24 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Visited this place in July, very humid it was. Hence, could not enjoy as thought, but still it is a great place to visit. The drive was superb. Mountain roads. The underground site was good. Well maintained.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Ming Tomb was part of the tour. As always, I love to know the culture and the richness of the history in each country. Though you cannot see the tombs of the Emperors, the tour guide pointed out the area where these 13 Emperors were laid to rest and gave us information on the life of the few Emperors. Architecture... More

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were not planning to come here, but in the end it was worth the visit. I booked the Great Wall tour to Mutianyu. Instead we were taken to Juyongguan, which was a last place I wanted to go to. Be warned not to book cheap tours especially when you get offered the tour near the Forbidden City. I got... More

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Kingsland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I do not recall the date of my visit, but I remember it was HOT. Lots of walking and great for pictures. As many locations things are in Chinese and English. The posted information is interesting - but I would still hire a guide for more detailed information. - I do not recall a bathroom.

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Hong Kong, China
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

All the tombs are laid out the same way. Go to Ding-ling for the underground palace and tombs. Chang-ling is famous only for its size, there are no tombs to see. Don't go to Zhao-ling, it's small and no visitors go there. Lastly pay to see the Spirit Way - interesting statues along the path. It's pricey though.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Hum , i don't how to say now, famous in guide book , but not good like me I thought, we visit ding tomb, nothing on the ground only underground palace , personally I don't think it is palace , nothing inside, it will be more fine if you know the history, a little disappointed.

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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Having a guide here really helped to provide a great history lesson into the Ming Dynasty. The grounds are so peaceful as there is much less traffic here because it is so far outside of the city. Definitely worth the visit!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Another opportunity to learn about various Chinese dynasties and burial rites, similarities and differences from one dynasty to another. Unfortunate this ruler re-implemented human sacrifice, but you have to visit to understand the details...don't want to spoil it.

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Menlo Park, California
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6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Of the 13 tombs from the Ming Dynasty, only one has been dug up, by a grave robber. The treasures are in a museum so you only get to see an empty tomb. The other 12 have not been opened yet. From the Chang Ling, you do get to see 600-year old buildings comparable to those of the Forbidden City.... More

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Amritsar, India
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great historical place , had to walk a lot , the tomb is about 250 steps down , but really worth visiting . Don't miss it .

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