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“A disappointing tour” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Ming Tombs Reservoir

The Ming Tombs Reservoir
Southeast Of The Ming Tombs, Changping District, Beijing 102200, China
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Ranked #215 of 1,238 attractions in Beijing
Type: Dams
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Avon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A disappointing tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our daughter had arranged for all of us to see the Ming Tombs. What we actually saw was a courtyard and an information center. I thought we would be actually seeing some of the tombs and the statues surrounding them. Only when my daughter questioned our tour guide did we learn that we were not seeing that. As part of the same tour, we went to the Jade Garden and showroom and the Great Wall at Mutianyu. However, we were led to believe we would actually see the real Ming Tombs. The guide tried to say that was a different tour that we could do the next day. Be sure to have a clear idea about what a tour will encompass!

Visited March 2014
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Tehran
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Under ground palace was its high light”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Don't forget to see under ground palace and Ming tombs museums.
You will shocked when you going to there

Visited May 2013
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Makati, Philippines
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A stroll in this place is relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I was there during summer time but it was breezy during my visit. There were a couple of statues and weepy willow trees which makes the stroll relaxing. There were not so many people but I think the place is big enough to contain big crowds.

It is also good for pictures and It is worth a visit.

Visited April 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Nice hiking destination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

The trail from the north end of Changping by the Zhengfa University camus to the reservoir is a fun hike and takes a few hours. You can take a bus back to Changping (and catch the subway from there back to downtown)

Visited April 2012
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“An option but not the only.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

NIce get away but there are better options if your short on time. Not as scenic as Mutianyu area. A good place to visit - but you need to hire a private car. Pick some apples at the nearby orchards in the fall.

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