Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Beijing (14) Ming Tombs

Beijing (1) The idea to go
Beijing (2) Leaving Korea
Beijing (3) Arriving in Beijing
Beijing (4) Welcome on the bus 
Beijing (5) Lunch on Saturday PM
Beijing (6) Forbidden City is Closed
Beijing (7) Cute Pandas
Beijing (8) Summer Palace
Beijing (9) Flying Acrobatic Show
Beijing (10) Hotel & Dinner
Beijing (11) Great Wall
Beijing (12) Great Wall Shopping
Beijijng (13) Lunch on Sunday PM

Sunday, February 14 2010

The Ming Tombs is the cemetery for the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

There's a pathway of animal and human stone statues - it was tradition to place these in front of tombs. If the animal is kneeling, it shows respect. If they are standing, it means they are guarding.




Look at this tree!

Beijing (15) Traditional Tea House


1 comment:

Ming Dynasty said...

Nice pics. Ming Dynasty Tombs are the thirteen Tombs of the Ming Empire.This location was cautiously selected as per the Feng Shui principles.It is a valley that has water and other necessities as per Feng Shui.You can see Shengong Shengde Stele Pavilion, huge tortoise shaped dragon-beast of 50 tonfour pillars made up of white marble called Huabiao.