Ming Tombs (Thirteen Tombs of Ming Dynasty)
|Ming Tombs Map |
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Ming Tombs Pictures
In the Ming Dynasty Tombs scenic area, each mausoleum has its own independent unit. The layout and arrangement of all the thirteen mausoleums are very similar, but they vary in size as well as in the complexity of their structures. Each was built in an area at the foot of the mountain, with distances ranging from half a kilometer (547 yards) to eight kilometers (5 miles) between them. The tombs stretch out on the two sides of Changling Tomb in a fan shape, except for the Siling Tomb, which sits separately in the southwest corner. From site selection to design, great attention was paid to the harmony and unity with nature, pursuing a perfect situation of ‘made by God’ and reflecting the philosophy ‘the unity of heaven and humanity’. As outstanding representatives of the ancient Chinese mausoleum, the Ming Tomb China demonstrate the richness of traditional Chinese culture.
At present, only Changling Tomb, Dingling Tomb, Zhaoling Tomb and the Sacred Way are open to the public.
|Visitors at the Sacred Way|
Besides the three tombs above, other ten in Ming Tombs not open to the public are as follows:
|Yongling||the 11th emperor of the Ming Dynasty Zhu Houcong and his three empresses|
|Xianling||the 4th emperor Zhu Gaochi and Empress Zhang|
|Qingling||the 14th emperor Zhu Changluo and his three empresses|
|Maoling||the 8th emperor Zhu Jianshen and his three empresses|
|Kangling||the 10th emperor Zhu Houzhao and Empress Xia|
|Jingling||the 5th emperor Zhu Zhanji and Empress Sun|
|Tailing||the 9th emperor Zhu Youtang and Empress Zhang|
|Deling||the 15th emperor Zhu Youxiao and Empress Zhang|
|Yuling||the 6th emperor Zhu Qizhen and his two empresses|
|Siling||The 16th and last Ming emperor - Zhu Youjian and his Empress Zhou and Concubine Tian|
How to get to Ming Tomb From Beijing
Take bus 872 from Deshengmen Bus Station to Dagongmen stop; the bus is available from 7:00 to 20:10.
Take subway Changping Line to Changping Dongguan Station, then walk westward for 750 meters (820 yards) to transfer to bus 314 and get offf at Dagongmen stop.
Or walk westward for 500 meters (547 yards) to take Chang 67 to Dagongmen. At Dagongmen bus stop, walk for 300 meters (328 yards) to Ming Tombs.
Notice that don't get off at Ming Tombs Subway Station, since it is still 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the scenic area and you can only hire a local car and may be overcharged.
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Ming Tombs Entrance Fee & Opening Hours
|Entrance Fee||Opening Hours|
|Apr. - Oct.||Nov. - Mar.||Apr. - Oct.||Nov. - Mar.|
|Combo Ticket||CNY 130||CNY 100||-||-|
|Dingling||CNY 60||CNY 40||08:00 - 17:30||08:30 - 17:00|
|Changling||CNY 45||CNY 30||08:00 - 17:00||08:30 - 16:30|
|Zhaoling||CNY 30||CNY 20||08:30 - 17:00||08:30 - 16:30|
|Sacred Way||CNY 30||CNY 20||08:00 - 17:30||08:30 - 17:00|
|Note: Free for children under 1.2m (3.9 ft).|
Recommended Ming Tombs Tour Routes
A popular itinerary for touring the Ming Tombs and the nearby attractions is recommended: Badaling Great Wall → Ming Emperors Wax Museum → Sacred Way → Dingling → Changling → Zhaoling
If you have only one day, you can omit some sites and go like this: Badaling Great Wall → Ming Tombs
How to Visit Ming Tombs from Badaling Great Wall?
Bus 877 can take you from Deshengmen Bus Station to Badaling Great Wall. After touring the wall, you can take Bus No. 919 to Dengzhuang stop, and transfer to Bus No.879 to Dagongmen stop to visit Ming Tombs.
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And also, curious about getting back to Beijing after visiting?
Thanks in advance for any help!
At the scenic area, there are many detailed English signs that you can easily find the direct. Don't worry.
After touring around, you can take a taxi to Changping Metro Station. Then take metro Changping Line and then transfer to other metro lines to back to downtown area.
1. what's the travelling time for bus 879 to reach the ming tombs from the badaling great wall of china?
2. what bus to take to go back to beijing?
3. what is the last bus timing?
thank you for taking the time off to answer my questions!
2. Where exactly will you go? You can take bus 872 from Nancincun station to Deshengmen station, then transfer to other line to your destination.
3. Bus 872 operates till 19:00.
How much time does it take?
I want to go to Ming's Tomb from Mutianyu
advise if sufficient time for these 2 places in 1day during end of Nov?