Underground Palace - Dingling is part of the Ming tombs that is the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. Located in the southern foot of Tianshou Mountain in Changping County of Beijing, Ding Ling in Ming Tombs is the tomb of the thirteenth emperor of the Ming dynasty Wanli Emperor and two joint burial of the Queen. Only 10 years old Emperor Wanli had already ascended the throne, reigning 48 years, which is the longest reign of the Ming Dynasty emperors. The tomb is ancient and historically important, yet disappointingly grey, simple and gloomy. Quite many stairs are leading up and down, so be prepared to climb them.
The area around the tomb has trees dating back hundreds of years. The story of Ding emperor is very interesting as he is the only one to have two wives yet all emperors had about three thousands concubines who they were buried with. This tomb is the only open one in the area as there is a Chinese belief of curses for digging up tombs.
1. Take bus 872 from Deshengmen to Dingling Station directly.
2. Take bus 345 Express or 818 at Deshengmen West Station, get off at Chang Ping Dong Guan Station, and take bus 314 or 925 to Dingling Station.
April 1 to October 31: CNY 65
November 1 to next March 31: CNY 45
April 1 to October 31: 8:30-17:30 (stop selling tickets at 17:30)
November 1 to next March 31: 8:30-17:00 (stop selling tickets at 17:00)
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