Ming Xiao Mausoleum is located in a beautiful environment, surrounding is the ups and downs around to the mountain, and the mountain along the water there, which makes the humanities and the natural landscape like nature itself. Ming Xiao Mausoleum features cemetery scale and rigorous pattern. From the Xiama fang to the Boseong, the Ming Xiao Mausoleum is 2.62 kms deep, whose main architectures are surrounded by red walls with the total length of 2.25 kilometers. Extant ruins can be divided into two parts.
As China’s first of Ming tombs, the magnificent Ming Xiao Mausoleum represents the Ming building and stone carving art of the highest achievements, and has direct impact on the Ming and qing dynasties imperial mausoleum of shape for more than 500 years. Other mausoleums spread over Beijing, Hubei, Liaoning, Hebei in accordance with the historical process are built according to nanjing MingXiaoLing regulation and model construction. It has been listed as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2003.
Ming Xiao Mausoleum the product of human change nature embodying the traditional architecture and decoration ideas and illustrating the world outlook and conception of feudal China continues for more than five hundred years. Mausoleums of the Ming and Qing royal spreading in Beijing, Hebei, Liaoning, Anhui, Jiangsu are the Ming and Qing dynasties emperor mausoleum buildings according to the strict rank construction of rules and regulations owing complete ground and underground building system with rigorous layout, grand scale, beautiful buildings and sophisticated technology that shows the highest in China’s feudal society of the funeral system. It is a famous mausoleum in China which worthy your visit.
Travel information: 1) Opening time: 7:00 a.m.-18:00 p.m. 2) Ticket Price: 70 RMB/adult. 3) Best time to visit: Spring time and Autumn time. 4) Duration: 2-3 hours. 5) How to get there:take the tour buses no.2, 3 and 20 or take the metro line 1.