Beijing is a city which rich for its long history. One of tourist reasons why they could come to Beijing because they could remember and know better about historical heritage sites which built from long time ago, from many dynasty era of China. A lot of historical sites that built in Beijing include Great Wall (one of world seven wonders), Forbidden City, Beihai Park, and many others. All of those historical destinations above not only have an ancient unique architecture and design, but those sites were also built by the order of many emperors from famous dynasty of China.
Beside all of those buildings above, there also have a cemeteries complex of emperors in Beijing which called Ming Tombs. There buried 13 emperors of Ming Dynasty. The Ming Tombs is located in a 40 square-kilometer-nearly basin, screened by mountains on three sides. Because it is such a huge tomb complex, so make Ming Tombs known as the largest clusters of imperial cemeteries in China. Not only 13 emperors of Ming Dynasty were buried in the area, there also buried twenty-three empresses and one highest-ranking imperial concubine.
Ming Tombs was built in 1409 and it built to become very luxurious and huge tombs with carving tombstones decorate it. Changling is the tomb of Emperor Yongle (Zhu Di), was the earliest of the tombs and the succeeding twelve emperors had their tombs built around it.
One of the most attractive places in Ming Tombs called Underground Palace. It is the place where the last of Ming dynasty emperor and his empress were buried. Underground Palace was found in 1956 by the archeologist with a total area of 1.100 square meters. Many ancient Chinese antiques that found in Underground Palace include ceramics, jade, paintings, and others.
In the middle of the cemeteries situated sacred road. The road is very straight and built magnificent statues as guards on the road side. These creatures include twelve pairs of animals such as lions, horses, elephants, camels, and other hulking beasts, and six pairs of human beings such as generals, and public officials.