Western Qing Tombs
They incorporate fourteen royal mausoleums where seventy-eight royal members in all are buried. These include four emperors of the Qing Dynasty and their empresses, imperial concubines, princes and princesses, as well as other royal servants. The architecture fully displays the strict ranking system in the feudalistic society at that time. The emperors' tombs are the largest among the whole group, which is successively followed by those of the empresses, concubines and others. Notably, the tops of the emperors' and empress' mausoleums are covered by yellow glazed tiles while those of other mausoleums are green.
Main Part of Western Qing Tombs
They are one of the most important and valuable ancient mausoleums in Chinese history, and they are also listed in the World Cultural Heritage. For those who are interested in natural scenery and the exploration of ancient Chinese history that is dominated by the minority Manchu ethnic people, this much-loved place is surely a must.
|Admission Fee||Apr. - Oct.|| |
Tailing: CNY 45; Changxiling: CNY 20; Chongling: CNY 45; Muling: CNY10; Yongfu Temple: CNY15;
|Free for children under 1.2m (3.9ft) and the old over 70|
|Nov. - Mar.||Tailing: CNY 35; Changxiling: CNY 15; Chongling: CNY 35; Muling: CNY10; Yongfu Temple: CNY15; |
CNY 80 for a through ticket.
|Opening Hours||Apr. - Oct.: 8:00 - 17:30 |
Nov. - Mar.: 8:30 - 17:00
|Recommended Time for a Visit||4 hours|
How to get to Western Qing Tombs
Take a high-speed train from Beijing to Baoding Railway Station at a cost of CNY53-76 and take Bus No. 681 to Yi County Bus Station. Then take Bus No. 9 to Western Qing Tombs.
Or take a coach from Liuliqiao Coach Station to Yi County, and then take a taxi to get there at a cost of CNY50.
Beijing Bus / Subway Search
Take a high-speed train from Tianjin to Baoding Railway Station at a cost of CNY57.5 and take Bus No. 681 to Yi County Bus Station. Then take Bus No. 9 to Western Qing Tombs.
Take a high-speed train from Shijiazhuang to Baoding Railway Station at a cost of CNY59-78 and take Bus No. 681 to Yi County Bus Station. Then take Bus No. 9 to Western Qing Tombs.
I am planning to visit the Western tombs of the Qing dynasty on a day tour from BJ in September.
I would be grateful if someone could advise me if there is public transport direct or will it involve changes, and also details of times and connections.
Many thanks for your prompt reply, do you know if there is any public transport from Yi County to Western tombs of Qing dynasty and also the return times from the tombs to Yi County and from Yi county to the bus station in Bejing.
In addition, from Yi County to Beijing, I didn't find the exact schedule. You are advised to consult the staff when you arriving there.
Many thanks for this information which you have supplied and is very useful, the other information I require I will obtain when I am in Beijing.