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Sacred Way: a quiet walk in China
The Ming Tombs are 31 miles northwest of Beijing. The cemetery covers an area of 40 sq. kilometers with 13 Ming emperors buried here. This is a popular UNESCO attraction in China and easily combined with visiting Badaling Great Wall for a day trip from Beijing. I found that after visiting the Great Wall, with all the crowds, the Sacred Way walk at the Ming Tombs was peaceful and quiet with few people.
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The Sacred Way to the tombs
The Ming Tombs are 31 miles northwest of Beijing. The cemetery covers an area of 40 sq. kilometers with 13 Ming emperors buried here. This is a popular UNESCO attraction in China and easily combined with visiting Badaling Great Wall for a day trip from Beijing. I found that after visiting the Great Wall, with all the crowds, the Sacred Way walk at the Ming Tombs was peaceful and quiet with few people.
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