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: CNY20; Yongfu Temple: CNY15;
|Nov. - Mar.||Tailing: CNY 35; Changxiling: CNY 15; Chongling: CNY 35; Muling: CNY15; Yongfu Temple: CNY15; |
CNY 80 for a through ticket.
|Opening Hours||8:00 to 18:80|
|Recommended Time for a Visit||4 hours|
How to get to Western Qing Tombs
Take a bus from Lianhuachi Bus Station to Yi County, which is available from 7:00 to 19:30. It takes about 3 hours and costs CNY35.
Beijing Bus / Subway Search
Take a bus from Tianjin West Bus Station to Yi County at CNY49, which leaves at 6:20, 8:30, 11:30 and 15:30.
1. Take a bus from Shijiazhuang North Bus Station to Yi County, which leaves at 9:00 and costs CNY65.
2. Take a bus from Shijiazhuang General Bus Station to Baoding, and the buses are available from 7:20 to 17:40 and cost CNY52. After that, take a bus to Yi County, which is available from 5:50 to 18:10 and costs CNY20.
3. Take a train to Gaobeidian, and then transfer to local buses to Yi County.
1. Take trains from Taiyuan to Baoding, and transfer to buses to Yi County.
2. Take trains to Gaobeidian, and then transfer to a local bus to Yi County.
After arriving in Yi County, you can take a taxi directly to Western Qing Tombs, which costs CNY30-40.
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.