The Ming tombs (十三陵 in Chinese; shísanlíng) are a set of tombs located 50 km north of Beijing in the Changping district, in a valley at the foot of the Tianshou mountain. Here 13 of the 16 Ming dynasty (1368-1644) emperors are buried. The Ming tombs consist of 13 imperial tombs, 7 concubines tombs and an eunuch tomb. Of these only three, Changling, Dingling and Zhaoling, are open to the public. The Ming tombs were built between 1409 and 1644. They have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003.
01 Ticket counter 02 Main gate 03 Chinese characters 04 Gate of eminent favour
05 Chinese soldiers 06 Actors in ancient Chinese costumes 07 Hall of eminent favour 08 Hall of eminent favour 09 Sacred silk burner
10 Statue of emperor Yong Le 11 Statue of emperor Yongle 12 Green jade brazier cover 13 White jade sculpture 14 Green jade accessory with dragon design
15 Soul tower 16 Chinese girl 17 Soul tower 18 Gate of eminent favour 19 Stele pavilion
01 Museum
02 Wall with stone carvings
03 Floral decoration 04 Path to exit 05 Chinese gate 06 Tower 07 Tower
08 Tree lined path 09 Rear chamber 10 Rear chamber 11 Middle chamber
12 Front chamber 13 Underground palace exit 14 Tower 15 Stele
16 Stele 17 Dingling park
18 Dingling park
19 Dingling park 20 Exit
21 Stele 22 Stele 01 Zhaoling tomb 02 Gate of eminent favour 03 Hall of eminent favour
04 Gate of eminent favour 05 Merit and virtue pavilion 06 Merit and virtue pavilion 07 Hall of eminent favour 08 Hai Rui
09 Statue of Hai Rui 10 Chinese calligraphy 11 Hall of eminent favour 12 Bao Cheng wall 13 Walnut plantation
14 Walnut plantation 15 Hills near Zhaoling 16 Walnut tree 17 Walnut tree
01 The Ming Tombs 02 Great red gate 03 Great red gate 04 Tree lined path
05 Tree lined path 06 Stele pavilion 07 Turtle stele 08 Sacred way
09 Sacred way 10 Sacred way 11 Horse statue 12 Statue
13 Sacred way 14 Statue 15 Statue 16 Statue 17 Walnut tree
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