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Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty

Introducing to Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty, Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty Guide, Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty Travel Guide
Article from UNESCO World Heritage Center

Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty were built between 1661 and 1906 AD in Beijing Municipality. The Eastern and Western Qing Tombs inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000.

The Eastern Qing tombs are located in topographical settings carefully chosen according to principles of geomancy (Fengshui) and comprise numerous buildings of traditional architectural design and decoration. Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty and buildings are laid out according to Chinese hierarchical rules and incorporate sacred ways lined with stone monuments and sculptures designed to accommodate ongoing royal ceremonies as well as the passage of the spirits of the dead. They illustrate the great importance attached by the Ming and Qing rulers over five centuries to the building of imposing mausolea, reflecting not only the general belief in an afterlife but also an affirmation of authority.

The Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties are masterpieces of human creative genius by reason of their organic integration into nature, and a unique testimony to the cultural and architectural traditions of the last two feudal dynasties (Ming and Qing) in the history of China between the 14th and 20th centuries. They are fine works combining the architectural arts of the Han and Manchu civilizations. Their siting, planning and design reflect both the philosophical idea of “harmony between man and nature” according to Fengshui principles and the rules of social hierarchy, and illustrate the conception of the world and power prevalent in the later period of the ancient society of China.

The Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty was built in Malanyu, Zunhua county, Hebei Province; Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty was originally constructed from the 18th year of the reign of Emperor Shunzhi, Qing Dynasty; there are 14 cemeteries for emperor, empress, and imperial concubine, and Shunzhi, Kangxi, Qianlong, Xianfeng, Tongzhi, 5 emperors of Qing, and 15 empresses, Xiao Zhuangwen, Rongfei, Cian, Cixi, etc, 136 imperial concubines, 1 young prince, and 5 princesses.

Quick Facts on Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty 

Name: Eastern Tombs of the Qing Dynasty 
Location: 120Km West of Beijing
Dates: Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911)
Best Time to Visit: March to May; September to November
Recommended Time for a Visit: 3 Hours
Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00
Admission Fee: CNY 132 (including the Sacrificial Ceremony)
CNY 122 (excluding the Sacrificial Ceremony)
Sight-seeing Car: CNY 30

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