Have a fabulous Beijing tours of Changling and move on to Changling -- the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. Changling is the tomb of Emperor Zhudi, known as Yongle (1360-1420), and his empress Xushi. Yongle was the third emperor of the Ming dynasty. Construction of his tomb began in 1409 and was completed in 1427. It is the largest of the Ming tombs among the 13 mausoleums in the vicinity of Tianshou mountain.The tomb is notable for its well preserved Ling'en hall, made of a rare type of hardwood known as Phoebe Nanmu.
Changling Tomb is located approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Beijing City. It is sited in Changping County, fifty kilometers away from Forbidden City. It is south to the stone arch, north to Tianshou Hill. It is surrounded by mountains and trees. The palace buildings in Changling tomb cover an area of about 120,000 square meters, with rectangular front and cylindrical behind. The rectangular front is consisted of three courtyards. The emperor built the tomb by himself.
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 Changling Tomb Station.
Take Bus 872 directly from Deshengmen to Changling Tomb Station.
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