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Ming Dynasty Tombs

Life-size statues of animals and people guard the nearly five mile Sacred Way road that leads to the tombs. Entering through the majestic, stone archway of the Great Red Gate, you will find yourself immersed in hundreds of years of Chinese culture and traditions.

In 1409 A.D., China’s emperor began building a mausoleum for his final resting place. Until the Ming Dynasty ended in 1644 A.D, each succeeding ruler continued the tradition of building their own mausoleum. There are thirteen emperors and their wives and concubines buried at the tombs.

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