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May Day Holiday Travel Guide: Beijing - Find the "lost" tracks (11)

By Xue Meng (People's Daily Online)

10:47, April 25, 2012

The Ming Tombs (chinapic.people.com.cn)

Beijing Top Hiking Routes –Ming Tombs

Ming Tombs, located in the foothills of the Yanshan Mountain of Beijing Changping District. It’s the general name given to the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty after the Capital of the Ming Dynasty was moved to Beijing. The total area buried 13 emperors, 23 empresses, 2 princes, more than 30 imperial concubine and 1 eunuch. It’s the largest in scale and best-preserved mausoleums of emperors in China’s imperial tombs history. From site selection to plannning and construction, the Ming Tombs laid with perfect nauter-made environment by emphasising on harmony with mountains, rivers and plants. It fits perfectly with the Chinese traditional geomancy (Feng Shui) principle.

You may discover the sotires of the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty by hiking around Beijing's No. 1 Feng Shui area.

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【11】 【12】 【13】 【14】 【15】 【16】 【17】 【18】

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