Chang Ling (Chang Tomb - Emperor Yongle's Tomb)

Chang Ling is the first tomb constructed in Ming Tombs area as well the biggest one among the thirteen tombs; it is the grave for the Emperor Zhudi who was the third Emperor of Ming Dynasty. It took almost 18 years to complete this tomb from 1409 to 1427. Emperor was regarded as the greatest emperor in Ming Dynasty; he made countless achievements in his whole life in political, economic, military and cultural fields during his 22 years ruling period. And he made totally five expeditions to Mongolian when he was still alive, he died of kind of severe disease in 1424 on the way back to Beijing when he accomplished the fifth expedition. He was buried here with his wife Empress Xu after his death. Today we can visit the Hall of Eminent Favor where there is a big exhibition on display, Lingxing Gate, and the symbolic building Soul Tower. There were 16 Emperors in Ming Dynasty, why were thirteen of them buried over here, so if you are curious, please make a tour to explore this tranquil burial ground.

Chang Ling (Emperor Yongle’s Tomb) Chang Ling (Emperor Yongle’s Tomb)

 

Chang Ling (Chang Tomb - Emperor Yongle's Tomb)

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010-002 Beijing Day Tour to Badaling Great Wall + Changling Tomb (the biggest one of Thirteen Ming Tombs) + Birds Nest

010-004 Beijing Day Tour to Badaling Great Wall + Ming Tombs (visit Changling Tomb & Sacred Way)

010-022 Beijing Day Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb & Sacred Way)

010-032 Beijing Day Tour to Juyongguan Great Wall + Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb & Sacred Way) + Birds Nest

Editor's Note:   Chang Ling (Chang Tomb) is the first tomb constructed in Ming Tombs area as well the biggest one among the 13  tombs. China Travel Shanghai recommends Beijing Day Tour to Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs (visit Changling Tomb & Sacred Way) (010-004 )Beijing Day Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb & Sacred Way) (010-022 )----China Travel Shanghai (Please e-mail to tansy@chinatravelshanghai for more info) 

 

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