Ming Tombs (Beijing, China) Reviews
Newest Review: ... you have to walk along the sacred way which is a long avenue lined by statues of men and animals both real and fictional. There are elephants, horses, lions and camels representing the vastness of china. The fictional statues are a unicorn and dragon. The statues are in pairs opposite each other 18 pairs or 36 all together all carved out of a single piece of stone. It is very pleasant and peaceful to walk along the sacred way and look at each of the statues. Some are standing some are lying down they are remarkable. It takes approximately twenty minutes to half an hour to walk along at a pleasant comfortable pace. At the start of the Sacred... more
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by - written on 29/10/09, updated on 29/10/09 (Very useful, 132 readings)
The Ming tombs. The Ming tombs are about 30 miles to the North of Beijing where tombs of 13 of the 16 Ming Emperors from the Ming Dynasty are built. Only 11 emperors are actually buried here as two of them were buried elsewhere. One was buried in Nanjing the former capital of China. The other Emperor Jingtai was denied an imperial burial by his brother and was instead buried as a prince towards the east of Beijing. Tiansun was the original Emperor but was kidnapped and held by the Mongols during a war. Eventually the government installed Jingtai his brother to the throne. After 8 years the Mongols released Tiansun but Jingtai carried on as the ... Read the complete review
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