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Ming Tombs

Ming Tombs and Sacred WayMing Tombs is located in the the Tianshou foothills is located in the north of Beijing Changping. The hill itself is a natural with the specifications of the mountain, the mountain is the Taihang Mountains, west Guyan the north, Huanghua Town, South Changping state, not only is the mausoleum of the barrier, there really is the capital of North-screen. Taihang Mountains from the Phoenix International, winding Stretching north continued to go thousands of miles of mountains Juyongguan, Wan Feng stands in Hui Xiang coiled East, where they stand for the day Shoushan. Lofty mountains Chia Tai majestic width Hong, the main potential strength. Ming Tombs is located in the East, West, North, small basin surrounded by mountains on three sides, picturesque, pleasant scenery. The Ming Dynasty astrological technique believe that, here is the "feng shui" shengjing,, great Kyrgyzstan soil. Feng Shui scholar Ku Yen-wu once wrote a poem to describe the winning situation here: the mountains from the south, if the potential dragon Xiang.

Therefore, this beautiful natural landscape is seen as poised, chosen as the construction imperial tombs of the Ming Dynasty, "Manning Shou domain. Ming Tombs, is a unified whole, each Mausoleum of an independent unit, the mausoleum or less the same specifications. The tombs were built in an Piedmont. Between Ling Ling as little as half a kilometer to eight kilometers. In addition to the Si Ling bias in the southwest corner, the rest were a fan-shaped breakdown about Changling. Under the guidance of the theory of traditional Chinese feng shui, the Ming Tombs, from site selection to planning and design, attaches great importance to the harmony and unity of the mausoleum architecture and nature, mountains, water and vegetation, the pursuit of perfection just like the "perfect couple" to reflect the Heaven, "the philosophical point of view.

Ming Tombs is about 50 kilometers from Beijing. Ming Dynasty, in the way of Shahe Town, has a seven-hole stone "its nose bridge". Town, buildings which have the magnificent Gonghua City. The city was originally the palace of Emperor Jiajing Jiling break halfway, now the only remaining sites. The cemetery was built in 1409 to 1644, dating back more than 300 to 500 years of history. The total area of more than 120 square kilometers. Yongle 2007 (1409) beginning in May Changling, to the last Ming emperor Chongzhen buried into Saneung ended, during which for more than 230 years, has built a thirteen magnificent mausoleum of the emperor, seven concubine tombs, a eunuch tomb . 13 emperors were buried 24 three Queens, two Prince, three dozen concubines, a eunuch. Ming Tombs is a the 13 royal mausoleum of the emperor's tomb general in the Ming Dynasty moved the capital to Beijing, followed by construction the Changling (emperor), Xian Ling (Injong), King Mausoleum of Emperor Xuan Zong Yu Ling (Hidemune), Maoling ( Xian Zong) Tailing (Xiaozong), Kang Ling (Wu Zong), Yongling (Sejong), Zhaoling (Muzong), Ming Tombs (Shenzong), Qing Ling (Mitsumune), Germany Ling (Xi Zong), Saneung (thinking cases), it is referred to the Ming Tombs.

The Ming Tombs, not only in the history of China is the largest and most concentrated royal mausoleum, but also to preserve the most complete, the human planning mining after the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Ming Tombs and the smallest, even some far-fetched "Ling" , sad reminder The Last Emperor Saneung Daowa over buried, Beijing tours to Ming Tombs the underground part of basic well-preserved. China and the world's largest existing the Empress mausoleum most an imperial tombs of the buildings, the Ming Tombs as part of the ancient culture of the Chinese nation, natural landscape with hill each other, forming a scenic profound cultural connotation tourist destination. 2003 has been included in the "World Heritage List".

The former royal mausoleum treasure, stretches for dozens of miles Shoushan days Yamashita, pines and cypresses and towering trees, grassland clustered from time to time there are wild animals. Addition to wake eunuch, and later a small amount of wake households outside, there is little people. Solemn silence, some Guangguai bizarre mysterious legends. Today, each mausoleum next to wake households, has evolved into a certain scale village, such as changlingji village, Kang Ling village, the Zhaoling Village, mountains, fruit tree-lined. Local farmers under the guidance of the government to help, no longer reflects environment Everyday, not only the development of the fruit industry, have since established with local characteristics of farm tourism.

Weekend, the men of the city to the rest of this very cozy. Beijing how bus sent to the convenient transportation. Self-driving less than an hour, you can reach any Ling village. Each village has its the farmers home open Inns, clean, go out to play during the day and picking cherries, apples, apricots, come back at night can be a hot bath. You can eat here eat less than the city of Beijing, did not see the rustic cuisine. Here to introduce you to several: earth tones, earthy "eight eight bowls", not only food the original ecology, dressed dish plate bowl like the archaeological finds. The famous local Chunbing, cornmeal or sweet potato surface Luocheng, inside the folder on the bean sprouts or wild outside and tender inside, crispy and delicious. In addition, Hele, baked cake child, tofu feast. Can eat the mountains naturally grown bitter herbs, the thorn vegetables, shepherd's purse, wild game, we city people dream.

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