Zunhua in China, from Asia region, is best know for Historic Sites. Discover best things to do in Zunhua with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
4 based on 61 reviews
After visiting the tombs in Vietnam and being told they were modelled on the Chinese Emperor tombs I was very much looking forward to seeing these.
What impressed me the most was the immense scale of the site.
A shuttle bus actually drives you from the ticket office to the tombs but in doing so it passes the sacred way with the animal statues, numerous gates and entrances.
Thank goodness the shuttle bus was included else it would have made a tiring visit at the end of the day near impossible. The scale of this site is huge.
I only visited 2 tombs: the underground Buddha tomb with intricate Tibetan inspired Buddhist carvings and also Empress Dowager Cixi's tomb.
Please note that the underground Buddha tomb is under scaffold so disappointing from that point of view, but the real treasure is the carvings underground.
No photography allowed underneath in the tombs ( although I witnessed other tour groups simply ignoring this)
My guide explained that he recommended these tombs over the Ming tombs as the underground Buddha carvings were unique and the Ming tombs showed no such designs.
Naturally the Ming tombs are more often visited as they are closer to Beijing and near Badaling section of the wall which I understand is to be avoided as it is overly crowded, commercial and reconstructed so as not to be authentic.
After visiting the two tombs in this site, that was enough for me and it was another 2.5 hours to get back to Beijing.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
As you approach you'll see stone animal statues and a large stone gate. Passing these you'll reach the first tomb which looks impressive in you go inside, then you'll really be impressed by the beautifully carved stone walls as you progress down the slope to the actual tomb itself.Basically, the whole site is so beautiful and picturesque.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
This Mausoleum is in fact part of the Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qing Dynasty. It's within walking distance from the more popular tombs of Emperor Qianlong and royal concubines which the tour groups patronises. There is a small exhibition hall displaying the belongings of Empress (e.g. her ceremonial gown, comb and jewelries) and her relationship with the tragic fall of Qing Dynasty. The underground tomb and the prayer pavilion is well maintained, with very clear signages. The small pagoda inside her Mausoleum shows the nice architecture in Late Qing Dynasty. Definitely one of the highlights among the cluster of tombs in Zhuhua.
4 based on 2 reviews
This Mausoleum is in fact part of the Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qing Dynasty. Visitors can only have sight of the prayer pavilion and the main ancestral hall but not the underground tomb. Although the shuttle bus stops right outside the mausoleum, since it's far from the more popular cluster of tombs (namely, those of Emperor Qianlong, royal concubines and Empress Cixi) that the tour groups patronises, the Yu Mausoleum hence being seen with wear and tear all over the complex, and no sight of visitors. If you failed to get a composite entrance ticket at the more popular tombs, you would not be able to gain access here - as there is not even a ticket office. May worth a visit if time allows.
2 based on 2 reviews
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