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Found it dak's Emu Mob found World Heritage (Locked)

Friday, August 27, 2004

N 40° 14.886 E 116° 12.877

The Ming Tombs are in Beijing China. The term "Ming Tombs" is a general term that refers to the mausoleums of 13 emperors and 23 empresses of the Ming Dynasty. The Ming Tombs was inscribed on the World Heritage list on 3 July 2003. The coordinates above are for the stone sign at the entrance, which proclaims the World Heritage status of the Ming Tombs.

Changling is the largest tomb on the 40 sq km complex, and is the burial place of Emperor Yongle (1403-1427) and his empress. The entrance of the tomb area is a beautiful stone archway (can be seen in the background of the picture of the sign at the entrance). Behind this is the Sacred Way, or Divine Road, which is flanked by 18 pairs of stone human figures and animals. I've included a couple of pictures of the Sacred Way below.

The place is well worth visiting if you're in Beijing, especially the Sacred Way. (By the way, there are virtual caches at both Changling--GCAD9A and the Sacred Way--GCC04B.)

One of the human figuresA General. Obviously not someone to mess with!

Additional Images Additional Images

Entrance sign wih GPSr Entrance sign wih GPSr

Unobstructed entrance sign Unobstructed entrance sign

Back of sign Back of sign

The Sacred Way The Sacred Way

Chinese Unicorn Chinese Unicorn

One of the human figures One of the human figures

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