Top ancient tombs in China

Here list you top 10 royal mausoleums in China for your China travel.



1. Ming Tombs

The Ming Tombs are located on the southern hill of Tianshou Mountain (about 50 km northwest of Beijing). The place was chosen by the third Ming Dynasty emperor, Yongle (1402–1424), who moved the national capital from Nanjing to Beijing, the current capital of China. After the construction of the Imperial Palace (the Forbidden City) in 1420, the Yongle Emperor selected his own burial site and created his own mausoleum.
Ming Tombs are located on the southern slope of Tianshou Mountain.



Buried in this place are 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. The entire mausoleum covers over 40 square kilometers, with the Chaozong River winding around it. In August 2003, The Ming Tombs were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Travel Tips:



Admission:


Dingling Tombs: 60 yuan for busy season (March - November), 40 yuan for dull season


Changling Tombs: 45 yuan for busy season, 30 yuan for dull season

Zhaoling Tombs: 30 yuan for busy season, 20 yuan for dull season

Shendao Road: 30 yuan for busy season, 20 yuan for dull season

Tel: +86-029-83912542

Getting There: You can take No. 5 tourism bus from Xi'an railway station.


2.Mausoleum of First Emperor of Qin Dynasty



The Mausoleum of the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty (221-206BC), a must-see for Xian tour is located about 5km east of Lintong County, Shaanxi Province. According to the Records of the Great Historian, Qin Shihuang began building his mausoleum just after he became the king of the Qin State in 246BC. In 221BC, the Qin State unified other six states of northeast China and established the Qin Dynasty. Then he drove over 70,000 criminal slaves from all over the place to continue the construction. It took 36 years to complete the project.



The mausoleum is famous for the Terra-cotta Warriors. It is about 1.8m high. The Terra-cotta Warriors and the Mausoleum of First Emperor of Qin Dynasty are called the Eighth Miracle in the World, and have been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Travel Tips:



Admission: 40 yuan for busy season (March - November), 20 yuan for dull season

Tel: +86-029-83912542

Getting There: You can take No. 5 tourism bus from Xi'an railway station.


3. Genghis Khan Mausoleum


The Genghis Khan Mausoleum is located in Erdos City of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It was built by Chinese government from 1954 to 1956. Featuring the traditional Mongolian style, the mausoleum is not the real burial place of the Khan because his burial site remains a mystery. It is just a cenotaph, where the coffin contains no body, but there are only headdresses and accessories as decorations.



Travel Tips:

Admission: 110 yuan

Tel: +86-0477-8961222

Getting There: You can take a bus from Ordos bus station.


The above-mentioned mausoleums are your best choice to learn something about buried rules and customs in ancient China for your educational China tour.

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