Plan your Beijing private tour or Beijing group tour?Then you should have a clear plan before starting your Beijing tours,here we will share some tips for visiting Ming Tombs.Ming Tombs(Thirteen Tombs of Ming Dynasty) is 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest from Beijing City,at the foot of Tianshou Mountain,is the Ming Tombs Scenic Area,where lie the mausoleums of thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644).At present,only the Sacred Way,Changling Tomb, Zhaoling Tomb and Dingling Tomb are open to the public.Besides the three,the other ten tombs notopen to the public.
How to get there
1.Take bus no. 872 directly from Deshengmen to Dingling and Changling from 07:00-20:10.
2.Take bus no. 345 Express or 881 at Deshengmen West Station,get off at Chang Ping Dong Guan Crossing Station,and then take bus no. 314 to the Sacred Way (Nanxin Village Station),Dingling and Changling.
How to go to Deshengmen Bus Terminal:
Several buses can bring you to the Deshengmen Bus Station.It is advisable to take the Subway Line 2 to reach Deshengmen Bus Station.The the closest subway station to Deshengmen Bus Station is Jishuitan of the loop-type Subway Line 2.
By Subway:Take subway line 13 to Huilongguan Station,shift to bus no. 878 and get off at Changling Station.
Changling Tomb: RMB 30(November.01 – March. 31); RMB 45(April. 01 – October. 31)
Dingling Tomb: RMB 40(November.01 – March. 31); RMB 60(April. 01 – October. 31)
Zhaoling Tomb: RMB 20(November.01 – Machr. 31); RMB 30(April. 01 – Oct. 31)
Sacred Way: RMB 20/30
Changling Tomb: 08:30 – 17:30
Dingling Tomb: 08:30 – 18:00
Zhaoling Tomb 8:30 – 17:30
Sacred Way: 8:30 – 18:00
Notes:Tickets stop selling about half a hours before the tombs are closed.
For local Chinese,Ming Tombs are just as important as Forbidden City and Summer Palace,never missed on their trip to Beijing.On weekend,especially during the public holidays,Ming Tombs can be very crowded!So it is better for you to avoid public holiday and weekend.
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