Overview of Eastern Qing mausoleum complex
The Eastern Qing Tombs, along with the Western area, are a complex of the imperial mausoleum of the last dynasty in Chinese history – Quing dynasty. These are the tombs of 5 emperors (including Tongzhi, Xianfeng, Qianlong, Kangxi, and Shunzhi), 15 empresses, and hundreds of princes, princesses, concubines.
The location is situated 125 km northeast of downtown Beijing and surrounded by a mountainous area.
What to see in Eastern Qing Tombs
The Eastern Qing mausoleum complex is known as the largest, best preserved and most complete tombs in the country. It stretches over an area of approximately 80 km2 with 580 delicate and beautiful ancient buildings, including stone archway, spirit way, and underground palaces.
Located at the complex’s center, the tomb of the first Qing emperor – Shunzhi – was built with a traditional and unique concept. The standard layout is designed with three main parts: kitchens, palaces, and spirit way. All tombs in the Eastern Qing complex follow this standard.
The mausoleum of Qianlong, also known as Yuling, is one of the greatest tombs in China. It has a splendid tomb chamber with 9 vaults that are separated by 4 marble doors. All the gates are decorated with Buddhist images, including 8 bodhisattvas, 8 treasures, and 4 heavenly kings.
In addition, there are many other tombs to visit so that you can learn more about the culture and history of China while enjoying the beauty of the complex.
Transportation to Eastern Qing Tomb
– From Beijing: There are 5 buses every day from Sihui Bus Station to Shimen Toll Station from 6:25 a.m to 9:05 a.m. From here, you should take a taxi the to Eastern Qing Tomb.
– From Tangshan: From Tanghsan West Station, you can take the bus to Zunhua and then have a taxi drive to the destination.
– From Tianjin: Similarly, you can take the bus from Tongsha Bus Station to Zunhua and then take a taxi to the tomb.
Huangyaguan great wall
Huangyaguan great wall is one of the sections of the Great Wall of China. This wall was originally created in 221 BC by joining several local walls which were built by ducal states to defend their own territories. Construction proceeded up to the Ming dynasty. This is the time when the Great Wall became the world’s biggest military structure. The current size of this defensive wall, which extends across northern China from east to west, is approximately 7300 kilometers. Without a doubt, this is the best place to experience the Great Wall.In Beijing, one can visit various sections of the great wall which is one of the greatest attractions for visiting Beijing. Various segments of the Great Wall manifest different scenery and different features. Juyong Pass and Huangyaguan great wall are the most toured and most accessible part of the Great Wall. The scenery of the Huangyaguan great wall is extremely beautiful. The miniature of the Huangyaguan is turning to be more famous with many hikers visiting this area.Huangyaguan great wall is a resort with lakes, ancient Wall, and mountains. There are very few people to be found here, but it is becoming much popular with many hikers visiting it.
There is a crescent-shaped reservoir and a lake nearby. The lake divides this section of the Wall into three different segments. Section of the wall is below the water and becomes immersed during high tides. Thus Huanghuacheng is also known as Water Great Wall. This scenery is much unique and it will amaze you.
Huanghuacheng is much challenging as it doesn’t have stone steps or even a single smooth track such as the ones seen at Badaling and other parts. The wall is very steep and the surface is slippery with several loose bricks. The walkway has many trees that make this an adventurous experience.