The Ming Tombs

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The Ming Tombs

Postby inbeijing » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:04 pm

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Telephone: 8610-60761424/60761888 Address:The Ming Tombs Special Area, Changling Town Ticket: Dingling RMB 65 Changling RMB 45

The Ming Tombs, which form a group of mausoleums, are those of 13 emperors in the Ming Dynasty (1368~1644). The tombs lie at the foot of Tianshou Mountain, in Changping District, about 50 kilometers from the urban area. They cover an area of about 120 square kilometers. Screened on the northwest by the lofty Yanshan Mountains, they sit on a small basin formed by floods; water flowing down the ravines meets on the plain and meanders to the east. Magnificent cemetery buildings with red walls, yellow tiles, upturning eaves stand on the eastern, western and northern slopes. In particular, the mausoleum of Emperor Chengzu lies in the center of the northern slope, which is flanked by the other twelve. The general layout conveys a solemn, harmonious order of importance, which is accentuated by the mountains and rivers.
Among the mausoleums, the largest is the Chang Mausoleum while the smallest is the Si Mausoleum, but all of them were built in roughly the same way. They form a group, yet each of them stands alone as an independent unit. The Ming Tombs are characterized by its large size, complete system, and intact preservation. As the representative of ancient Chinese imperial mausoleums, they reflect the richness of traditional Chinese culture, with very high historic and cultural value. Entirely forbidden in the past, they are now a tourist attraction famous at home and abroad. Currently four spots are officially opened to the public, namely the Ding Mausoleum, the Chang Mausoleum, the Zhao Mausoleum and the passages to the tombs.

Bus: 22: Starting at Lishuiqiao Subway Station to Shenlu, Dingling and Zhaoling;
345: Starting at Deshengmen to Changping Dongguan and transfer to Bus 314 to Shenlu, Dingling and Changling
Opening hours: Dingling: 8:30-18:00 Changling: 8:30-17:30
Around:

Service items
I. Convenient to Have access to catering service in beautiful and graceful surroundings
In the Ming Tombs Area, all the state-owned restaurants offer quality service at favorable prices in beautiful surroundings, which makes visitors feel satisfactory.
Changling Restaurant Address: East side of the Changling Square Phone number: 60761061
Dingling Restaurant Address: North to the Dingling Museum Phone number: 60761432
Zhaoling Tianlongge Restaurant Address: South side of the Zhaoling Area Phone number: 60761248
Ancient Inn of Juyongguan Pass Address: In the Juyongguan Pass Area Phone number: 69778888
Yinshan Tower Forest Restaurant Address: In the Yinshan Tower Forest Area Phone number:89726426

II. Convenient in shopping with great variety of commodities
All the state-owned handicrafts shops and stalls in the Ming Tombs Area provide a great variety of commodities for tourists. They protect the rights and interests of consumers.
Dingling Shopping Center Address: South to the Dingling Square Phone number: 60761426
Changling handicrafts Shop Address: East Side of the Changling Square Phone number: 60761043
Shenlu Handicrafts Shop Address: The Mid-way of Shenlu Phone number: 89749383
Juyongguan Pass Handicrafts Shop Address: In the Juyongguan Pass Area
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Ticket prices:
Prices of admission ticket are grouped into the price for the slack season and the price for the high season.
Dingling: 40 yuan, 60 yuan
Changling: 30 yuan, 45 yuan
Zhaoling: 20 yuan, 30 yuan
Shenlu: 20 yuan, 30 yuan
Great Wall at the Juyongguan Pass: 35 yuan, 40 yuan
Yinshan Tower Forest: 15 yuan, 20 yuan
(The slack season begins on November 1 and ends on March 31, and the high season begins on April 1 and ends on October 31.)

Preferable measures:
(Dingling, Changling, Zhaoling and Shenlu)
1. Free pass for children below 1.2 meters in height;
2. Free pass for retired veteran cadres;
3. Half price for students with valid student's ID cards (not including students of adult education and post-graduate students);
4. Half price for the elderly with elderly certificates;
5. Half price for those people who receive the subsidy of social security.

Ticketing hours:
Dingling: 08:00-17:30
Changling: 08:00-17:00
Zhaoling:: 08:00-17:00
Shenlu: 08:00-17:30
Great Wall at the Juyongguan Pass: 07:30-16:30
Yinshan Tower Forest: 07:00-17:30

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