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Brief History Of Ming Tombs

If you are preparing for a private Beijjing tours,you need to learn about Ming Tombs.It is a tour attraction that you must not miss if you go to Beijing.

Ming Tombs,one of cultural heritage in the world,the national key cultural relics protection unit,is located in Changping of Beijing.Some 50 kilometers northwest of the downtownBeijing,the Ming Tombs are generally combined with a visit to the Great Wall.Otherwise known as the "13 Tombs",this is the burial site of 13 emperors and 23 queens of the Ming Dynasty.The construction of this imperial cemetery stated in 1409 and took more than 200 years to complete until the doom of the dynasty.It is the largest clusters of imperial cemeteries in China.In 2003, Ming Tomb was listed as the World Cultural Heritage.

Why is it also called Thirteen Tombs?Because it is the group of 13 tombs as following:Chang Tomb,Xian Tomb,Jing Tomb,Yu Tomb,Mao Tomb,Tai Tomb,Kang Tomb,Yong Tomb,Zhao Tomb,Ding Tomb,Qing Tomb,De Tomb,Si Tomb.At present,Chang Tomb,Ding Tomb and Zhao Tomb are accessible to visitors.You can go for a tour at any season,but spring and autumn are the best season for travel.