The Ming Tombs (Ming Tombs Scenic Area) at the foot of the Tianshou Mountain near Beijing, China represent the grandeur and prosperity of the Ming Dynasty emperors. They provide a glimpse into ancient imperial lifestyle in China. There are thirteen tombs in all. The first tomb (Changling Tomb) was built in 1409 for the Emperor Zhu Di. The subsequent rulers had their tombs built in the same region in the next 230 years. Covering an area of 120Kms, the tombs exemplify the best architecture, lifestyle, history, and culture. It is little wonder that the Ming Tombs Scenic Area is a popular tourist attraction.