Dingling (定陵 in Chinese) is the tomb of emperor Wanli (1572-1620), the thirteenth emperor of the Ming dynasty, his wife and concubines. It is the only Ming tomb which has ever been excavated (between 1956 and 1957). The underground palace, i.e. the burial chamber, is open to the public. This was built between 1584 and 1586. Its layout is similar to the imperial palace of the Ming dynasty and consists of five halls: the front hall, the middle hall, the left and right halls.

01 Museum 02 Wall with stone carvings 03 Floral decoration
04 Path to exit 05 Chinese gate 06 Tower 07 Tower 08 Tree lined path 09 Rear chamber
10 Rear chamber 11 Middle chamber 12 Front chamber 13 Underground palace exit 14 Tower
15 Stele 16 Stele 17 Dingling park 18 Dingling park
19 Dingling park 20 Exit 21 Stele 22 Stele
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