Ming Tombs Beijing China

Located some 51.35 kilometers due north of central Beijing, within the suburban Changping District of Beijing municipality, the Ming Tombs is China's finest example of imperial funerary architecture. The site of the tombs was chosen on the feng shui principles by the third Ming Dynasty emperor Yongle (1402–1424), who moved the capital of China from Nanjing to its the present location in Beijing. The cemetery covers an area of 120 square kilometers with 13 Ming emperors, 23 empresses and a number of concubines, princes, and princesses buried there, and thus it is also called 13 Mausoleums. These tombs are the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs and has been nominated by the UNESCO as the world cultural heritages.
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