Wester Royal Tombs of the Qing Dynasty
At the foot of Yongning Mountain, 15 km West of Yixian County, Baoding City, Hebei Province, China
: Southwest of Tiananmen
: 141.0 km away from Tiananmen - the city center of Beijing
Jinggang'ao (Beijing-Hong Kong, Macau) Express Highway
Langzhuo (Langfang-Zhuozhou) Express Highway
Western Royal Tombs of the Qing Dynasty is the mausoleum of the four emperors from YongZheng in Qing dynasty. It consists of 14 mausoleums including Tailing of Yongzheng, Changling of Jiaqing, Muling of Daoguang and Chongling of Guangxu.
Western Royal Tombs of the Qing Dynasty own the largest and most completed ancient building groups. In the tomb area, there is the largest artificial pine forest. Since the beginning of the tombs' construction, the government of Qing Dynasty had planted tens of thousands of pines. And now, there are 15,000 ancient pine tress and 200,000 young pine trees. 14 mausoleums are covered in the pine forest, which forms the beautiful landscape painting. Each of the mausoleum constructions strictly followed the royal mausoleum built system in Qing dynasty. Tombs of the emperors, queens and royal highness all use yellow glaze tiles as the roof. Tombs of the concubines, princess, princes all use green glaze tiles as the roof. Different construction styles present different landscapes.
Changling is the tomb of the emperor Jiaqing, the 15th son of emperor Qianlong. Changling is located 2 km west of Tailing, touching Tailing with a Shinto. It is the only tomb connecting with the main tomb in Western Royal Tombs of Qing Dynasty.
During the reign of Jiaqing, the famous corrupt official He Shen was punished to death, which had been frightening the other corrupt officials at that time.
As the last emperor of Qing Dynasty, Puyi died in 1967. At first, he was buried in Babaoshan. His tomb was transferred to Hualong Royal Tombs in Western Royal Tombs of Qing Dynasty. On the two sides of Puyi's Tomb there is Puyi's lover Tan Yuling and Wan Rong.
08:00 - 18:00
1. Scenic spots in Western Royal Tombs of the Qing Dynasty are scattered and tourists are not so crowed. The inner road condition is good. Self-driving tour is suitable.
2. The best season to travel is Spring, Summer and Autumn from April to October.
Views from Travelers:
When I went back to hometown, I went to the Western Royal Tombs of Qing Dynasty. The environment is good and the air is fresh.
It's really large inside. I suggest not walking. Too tired!
I was quite impressed by the giant trees. It's very thick. The ancient buildings are very tall. This is a mysterious place.