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Address: Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213, China
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09:00 - 21:00
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The royal tombs are a short distance outside the city. Hundreds of small...

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Interesting But Not Amazing

We travelled to this attraction independently and arrived at the Ming Tombs stop on the Chanping Line. As we exited a driver offered to take us but we said we would walk. After... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travelled to this attraction independently and arrived at the Ming Tombs stop on the Chanping Line. As we exited a driver offered to take us but we said we would walk. After 20 minutes (a nice walk) we arrived at the Ming Tombs Sacred Way paid for entry and off we went through the ceremonial route with various statues... More 

Thank snazzysnaps
Tacoma, WA
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503 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like many tourists wanting to see the Great Wall, we hired the services of a private car and (English speaking) guide. We saw on TripAdvisor that many people combine the Ming Tombs with the Great Wall and asked to do the same. What was nice was that our driver (we didn't pay extra for the personal guide) dropped us off... More 

Thank County-Hunter
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by the Ming Tombs and Sacred Way after visiting the Great Wall (as many do). We were with a private local tour guide. Although 13 emperors from the Ming Dynasty are buried in this massive complex, only one tomb has been excavated so that is the only one available for real viewing. That tomb once contained an emperor... More 

Thank Sarah C
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Ming Thombs from Beijing by public transport. We asked how to get there in our hostel and where advised to take the subway. This journey took over 2 hours and once we got there it was not clear where to go exactly (Ming Tombs are spread on a huge territory). We read in our travel guide... More 

Thank Travelgirl491
Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

must spend 1 day,too big for walking if you visit just couple hours,great distance between tombs,i asked travel china guide on how to visit mingtombs,ms ivy zheng was very extremely helpfull ,she explained all the details on how to visit,fast reply too,

Thank sulisuli b
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93 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What made the visit interesting was the size and quality of the structure; mostly underground. Lots of pieces, including the Emperor and Empresses thrones, money, cloth, jewelry. I was impressed by the sheer size of the underground rooms, and seemingly in good shape too. Another attention grabber; some of the bricks (maybe all) had a stamp or engraving identifying the... More 

Thank BGratrix
Shanghai, China
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is same as other buildings in Beijing we came across... similar architecture ... the exhibits are good since it gives some glimpse into those times... the shop is even better... the prices are reasonable (U can get cheaper only on Taobao) and collection good... if u want to shop chinese stuff (means replicas) then dont hesitate here... you... More 

Thank Rickysinha
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96 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my only disappointment in Beijing, many tombs are around this place but can't be seen as not excavated yet. Place has little to no value to visit and mainly profit from a tourist going to the wall.

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Denville, New Jersey
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395 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can reach the tombs by way of the Shendao walkway, sometime referred to as the “Ming Tombs Sacred Way”. Actually it’s a beautiful park that leads to the Ming Tombs. There’s no entrance fee. The park walkway is lined with trees and gardens. There is an arch at one end and a pavilion at the entrance. The first section... More 

1 Thank nancy s
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't deny I felt a little disappointed... I was expecting something greater. I cant explain why, but I was... Hehehehehe. The place is indeed beautiful and full and history. There you can learn more about Chinese traditions, clothes, costumes and much more. Not a great place for pictures though.

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