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The Ming Tombs near Beijing, China

Updated on May 8, 2011

The Ming Tombs are one of the most popular tourist sites near Beijing, P.R. China. Added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, the Ming Tombs is a huge complex of burial tombs for most of the emperors of China from the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644 A.D.) Located about 50 kilometers / 31 miles straight north of the city of Beijing, the Ming Dynasty Tombs are entered via the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs (also known as the Spirit Way), which is a 7 kilometer road leading to the entrance gate of the main tomb area. The Ming Tombs themselves are some of the best preserved examples of 15th century Chinese art and architecture along with the Imperial Palace (also known as The Forbidden City), and they are well worth a visit while you are in China. They are best visited in combination with a tour to a section of the Great Wall of China, many fine examples of which are located not far away from the Ming Tombs.  Tour Beijing and all of China with Beijing Discovery Tours, based in Beijing, China! We are an American & Chinese operated tour company offering exceptional tourism services to the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and all of Beijing as well as fantastic Yangtze River Cruises and trips to see the Terracotta Warriors in Xian. We offer customized, private Beijing tours and throughout China for individuals, groups & families to experience the amazing 5,000 year-old culture of China. Private group tours are also available for schools and organizations. Please contact us for customized individual and private China group tours and Beijing group tours.

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