Paying Respect to Imperial Ming Leaders

China’s dynasties have been the founding eras of shaping the country as it stands now. Spread across centuries and its influences felt through all the corners of the country, it is particularly the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) that is associated with ancient China.
Honouring these great leaders and forward-thinking royals are etched in the Chinese landscapes in the form of mausoleums. The largest cluster of tombs – 13 in total – lies 40 kilometres outside Beijing but the cradle of Ming remembrance lies actually in Nanjing.

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