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Historic Qingdongling tombs immersed in morning light

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-05-04 14:03 Comments

Historic Qingdongling tombs immersed in morning light

The day begins as morning light washes over the expansive site of the Qingdongling tombs, in Zunhua county, Hebei province, in this aerial picture, May 4, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

Listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2000, the Qingdongling Tombs are arguably China's largest dynastic mausoleum, entombing five emperors, 15 empresses and more than 100 concubines, princes, and princesses - including Emperor Kangxi's teacher. A total of 161 members of the royal family and court are buried there.The tombs are about 120 kilometres from Beijing-about a three-hour drive.

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