Thirteen great emperors belonging to the Ming Dynasty lie here in thirteen grand mausoleums at the foot of the scenic Tianshou Mountain locted 50kms northwest from the Beijing City. If you are looking for a Beijing luxury hotel to lodge in during the stay Grand Millennium Beijing is a city hotel Beijing has to offer in the heart of all the action that will be of utmost convenience to the travellers. Chosen on Feng shui principles by the emperor Yongle, the third Ming Dynasty emperor, 13 Ming Dynasty emperors chose this as their burial grounds, thus building their mausoleums spanning over 120 square kilometres, making this the best preserved tomb area with the most number of buried emperors.
Varying in size and the complexity of structure, each tomb has an independent unit with distances ranging from half to eight kilometres between them. Attention to detail is extremely evident in the design of these tombs as it is apparent that harmony and unity with nature has been achieved to perfection thereby reflecting the philosophy of the unity of humanity and heaven. While this is the perfect site to delve within the amazing history and heritage of the land, only Changling Tomb, Dingling Tomb and Zhaoling Tomb are open to the public while the grounds in itself with a curious assortment of frescos and sculptures make for an educational and entertaining visit.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.