Located on the eastern slope of the Dayu Mountain, the Zhaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty is the burial site of Zhu Zaihou, the twelfth emperor of the Ming Dynasty, and his three empresses.
The Zhaoling Tomb has a unique architectural style, a meticulously-arranged layout and a complete drainage system based on the mountain terrain. The ground structures of the tomb were renovated during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1735-95) in the Qing Dynasty. According to the remaining bases and the styles of the Ming Dynasty, the tomb was restored to its original appearance upon the approval of the State Administration of Cultural Administration in 1985. Sacrificial items and introductory materials about the emperor and his three empresses are on display in Ling’en Hall. The Zhaoling Tomb is regarded as the most complete and representative ground
structure among the 13 Ming Tombs.
Shisanling Town, Changping District, Beijing
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