Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ming Dynasty Tombs



The Ming tombs in Beijing are a collection of imperial mausoleums built by the Chinese Ming dynasty emperors. The first Ming emperor's tomb is located near his capital Nanjing. *Wikipedia





The first destination on our Beijing Day Tour was at Ming Tombs. It was early in the morning so there weren’t any crowd. 



The tour guide gladly said that the tombs were built by the Chinese Ming dynasty emperors. She also stated the site of the tombs at the foot of the Jundu Mountains was carefully chosen according to Feng Shui principles. 







Exquisite is the word that I would like to use in describing its setting. The gardens were so lovely. Inside the museum were various Chinese artifacts. The must-know information about Chinese history was made available as well. It practically was written on the wall.







The path which was called “the sacred way” which leads into the Ming Tombs was stunning.  I took notice of the marble statues along the walkway. There were also some larger than life size statues which were sculpted from whole stones. 













Walking thru an isle surrounded by marble statues with cool breeze touching your face was absolutely mystical.





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