Top Attractions in Beijing- The Ming Tombs
Thirteen of the seventeen emperors from the Ming Dynasty are buried in what is known as the 13 tombs. Only two of the tombs excavated are open to the public, Dingling and Changling. Changling was the first of these to be opened to the public in 1958 after a two year period of renovation. Dingling has been more extensively excavated of the two but its access leaves Changling as the better option for many visitors.
The site of the Ming Tombs are just 50 kilometres from central Beijing and easy to reach by tourist or local buses or a combination of train and bus.
Read more and take virtual journey with John Smither to The Ming Tombs