The Ming Tombs lie in Changping County, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest from the urban area of Beijing. It is actually a tomb cluster of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), including thirteen emperor's mausoleums, seven tombs for concubines and one grave for eunuchs. This cemetery is world famous because of the thirteen emperors buried here. Sitting at the foot of Mt. Yan and occupying an area of more than 120 square kilometers (29,653 acres), it appears extremely spectacular. It was listed in the World Heritage List in 2003. Each emperor's tomb was constructed at the foot of a separate small hill, but they all share a main road called the Sacred Way. The thirteen emperor's mausoleums are similar in their architectural style and overall arrangement, only differing in size and complexity of their structures.
Day 01Shanghai - Beijing by high-speed train ( L )
Our guide pick you up from your hotel in Shanghai and transferred to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. Take No.G102(07:00/12:20) for Beijing.
Met by Beijing tour guide and transferred to Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world.(40minutes)
Then move on to the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty.(2hours)
Be transferred to your Beijing downtown hotel.
Day 02 Beijing Tour(B L)
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Badaling Great Wall.Badaling is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing County, which is within the Beijing municipality. The portion of the wall running through the site was built in 1505 during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the location's strategic importance.
After lunch,drive to Ming Tombs. The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. You will visit Changling, the largest of the Ming Tombs, where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried. The sightseeing on the Ming Tombs takes about 1 hour.
Head back to your Beijing downtown hotel.
Day 03 Beijing Tour and take high-speed train to Shanghai ( B L )
After your breakfast,visit to the Summer Palace.The Summer Palace - with its huge lake, hilltop views and energising walks offers a pastoral escape into the landscapes of traditional Chinese painting. The Summer Palace is about 12km northwest of the centre of Beijing, Summer Palace collects the traditional landscape architecture art great achievements and borrows the surrounding environment.
After lunch, transferred to Beijing South Railway Station. Take No.G143(14:17/19:39) for Shanghai. Arriving in Shanghai and go back to your hotel on your own.
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