The Ming Tombs —–One of the Largest Imperial Mausoleum Buildings in the World

the Ming Tombs,Beijing

Figure 1:the Ming Tombs, Beijing

Located in the south of Tianshou mountain in Changping District,the Ming Tombs is the place where the thirteen deceased emperors were buried since the Ming Dynasty moved the capital to Beijing, is the precious historical and cultural relics of the Ming Dynasty.

Changling Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs

Figure 2:Changling Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs

Xianling Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs

Figure 3:Xianling Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs

Thirteen mausoleums were built close to mountains, magnificent. The construction history of the Ming Tombs started from building Changling Mausoleum in the 7th year of Yongle of the Ming Dynasty(1409), to building Siling Mausoleum in the early years of Shunzhi of the Qing Dynasty, lasting for more than 200 years.

Kangling Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs

Figure 4:Kangling Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs

Dingling Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs

Figure 5:Dingling Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs

Qingling Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs

Figure 6:Qingling Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs

DeLing Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs

Figure 7:DeLing Mausoleum of the Ming Tombs

The construction sequence is Changling Mausoleum, Xianling Mausoleum, Jingling Mausoleum, Yuling Mausoleum, Maoling Mausoleum, Tailing Mausoleum, Kangling Mausoleum, Yongling Mausoleum, Zhaoling Mausoleum, Dingling Mausoleum, Qingling Mausoleum, DeLing Mausoleum, SiLing Mausoleum.

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