Located at the foot of Tianshou Mountain in Changping District, Beijing, Changling, as the chief of the Ming Tombs, is the joint burial place of the emperor and empress. Known as Chengzu of Ming Dynasty, Zhu Di, the occupant of Changling Tomb, is an emperor of great talents and broad vision in ancient China. During his reign, he moved the capital to Beijing, constructed the Forbidden City which is a symbol of feudal imperial power and created Perpetual Happiness symbolizing that the territory of Ming Dynasty far exceeded that of Han and Tang dynasties. Changling is the first, the largest and the best preserved one among the thirteen tombs. Together with the other 12 similar royal mausoleums, it constitutes a complete and large-scale mausoleum architectural complex. Thus the Ming Tombs as a whole has become an outstanding representative of Chinese ancient royal mausoleums, demonstrating the richness of traditional Chinese culture and showing high historical and cultural value. The construction of Changling reflects the continual development and improvement of mausoleum building systems and architectural art in the early Ming Dynasty. It serves as a connecting link of great significance in Chinese mausoleum architectural history.
Shisanling Town, Changping District, Beijing
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