The Dingling Tomb, located 8.2 kilometers north of the Changping Town proper, is the joint burial tomb of Emperor Shenzong, the 13th emperor of the Ming Dynasty, and his two empresses. Construction of the Dingling tomb lasted for 6 years from November of the 12th year (1584) to June of the 18th year (1590) during the Wanli Era, costing more than 8 million taels of silver. Emperor Shenzong and his empress Xiaoduan was buried here in the first year of Taichang Era. It is the first imperial tomb in China that has been excavated upon the approval of the State Council after the founding of New China. Its underground palace consists of an antechamber, a central SIGHTS
chamber and a rear chamber plus the left and right annexes with stone arches on the top. Covering an area of 1195 square meters, it has had more than 3,000 pieces of relics unearthed.
The splendid and mysterious underground palace, together with unrivaled cultural relics and treasures, displays a grand spectacle of Ming Dynasty to the common people. Today, the Dingling Tomb has become a tourist attraction with deep cultural connotation famous at home and abroad.
Shisanling Town, Changping District, Beijing
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