Ming Tombs & the Sacred Way
十三陵-定陵 Of the 16 emperors who ruled during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 13 are buried in a canyon. Most of the tombs are not open to the public. We take you to two locations, one is the underground Ding Ling tomb and the other is the Sacred Way. Underground Palace at Ding Ling, rediscovered in 1956, was the burial place of the Wanli emperor (reign 1572-1620), his wife, and his favorite concubine. Construction of the burial chamber commenced before the emperor was 20 years old. The Sacred Way, the road leading to heaven, is a long, straight path flanked by statues first of ancient government officials and then by animals.
Average time for this activity (in hrs):
Hours: 8:30am until 5:00pm with last admission at 4:30pm
Longitude: 40.322729; Latitude: 116.226082. Satellite view does not match the Map view due to Google's rendering.
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