Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties are included three imperial tombs, The Ming Tombs, Eastern Qing Tombs and Western Qing Tombs.
The Ming Tombs is located in the Chunde Hill, 7.5 km east of Zhongxiang City, Hubei Province. It is a joint tomb that buried the emperor of Gongrui (the father of emperor Jiajing of Ming Dynasty) and empress dowager of Zhangsheng (the mother of emperor Jiajing of Ming Dynasty). It was founded in Ming Zheng De fourteen years (1519), round tomb covers an area of 1.83 square kilometers, is the only imperial mausoleum of Ming Dynasty in central south China.
Eastern Qing Tombs, located in the Malan Valley, 30 km to the northwest Zunhua City, Hebei province, between the Beijing and Tianjin, Tangshan, Chengde.It is 150km away from Beijing in the west, 100km away from Tangshan in the south, 100km away from Chengde in the north. Eastern Qing Tombs is a large cemetery which buried the Qing Emperors of Shunzhi, Kangxi, Qianlong, Xianfeng and Tongzhi, also the Empress Dowager of Xiaozhuang, Cixi and Imperial Concubine of Fragrant, the total of buried people are 161 people.
Western Qing Tombs, located in the Yongning Hill, 15 km to the west Yi County, Hebei Province, about 120 km in the southwest Beijing, is one of the Qing Dynasty imperial mausoleums. There buried the Qing Emperors of Yongzheng, Jiaqing, Daoguang, Guangxu and their wives, princess and princess brother, etc, the total of buried people are 76 people.