Ming Tombs, Beijing
One of the lesser
buildings at the Ming Tombs
Ming Tombs, Beijing
Another of the lesser
buildings at the Ming Tombs
Carol and John, Ming Tombs, Beijing
John asked that I take
this picture of him and
Carol standing next to a
picture of Chairman Mao
taken on this very spot
Ming Tombs, Beijing
Ling'en Hall
Prominent Favor Hall built on a three-
tiered marble terrace was the site
of sacrificial ceremonies
Marble stairway, Ming Tombs, Beijing
Three-tier marble terrace
Statue of Chinese Emperor, Ming Tombs, Beijing
Artifacts found in the tomb of a Ming emperor, Ming Tombs, Beijing
Inside Prominent Favor Hall was a large statue of Emperor Yongle and numerous cases containing artifacts recovered from the tomb.
Garment of an emperor, Ming Tombs, Beijing
Ming Tombs, Beijing
Ming Tombs, Beijing
Ming Tombs, Beijing
Beautiful flowers brighten what
would otherwise be a very
dull and dreary day
Minglou Soul Tower, Ming Tombs, Beijing
Soul Tower is the
symbol for a tomb
Gates leading to Minglou
(Soul Tower) of Chang Ling

As you can see from the pictures the weather did not improve as we toured the Ming Tombs. I guess you might even say we were fortunate that it didn't deteriorate while we were there, that was yet to come. While it wasn't raining this was, by far, the dampest day we'd had since we were in China.

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Welcome to our China 2001 Photo Album
Planning and Getting there: Grand Circle Tours and Northwest Airlines
Beijing : Arriving in Beijing | Tiananmen Square | The Imperial (Forbidden) Palace (1) | The Imperial Palace (2) | The Nine Sons of the Dragon
The Imperial Palace Garden | The Summer Palace | Summer Palace (2) | Summer Palace (3) | Summer Palace (4) | Local Beijing Market
Local Beijing Market (2) | Hutong | Bell Tower | Hutong Family, Dinner and the Opera | Cloisonné Factory | Ming Tombs | Ming Tombs (2)
Great Wall of China at Ba Da Ling | Temple of Heaven
Shanghai : Arriving Shanghai | Yuyuan Garden | Yuyuan Garden (2) | The Temple of the Jade Buddha | The Bund | Day Excursion to Suzhou
Silk Process | The Administrator's Garden of Suzhou | Shanghai Museum of Art
Cruising the Yangtze River : Yangtze Cruise, Day 1 | Yangtze Cruise, Day 2 | The Xiling and Wu Gorge | The Lesser Three Gorges
The Lesser Three Gorges (2) | The Qutang Gorge | Wanxian | The Last Day of Cruising | Regal China Cruise Lines
Chongqing : Chongqing
Xi'an : Xi'an and Emperor Qin's Terracotta Warriors | Emperor's Qin's Terracotta Warriors (2) | Great Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an City Wall
Quilin : The Limestone Peaks of the Li River | The Limestone Peaks of the Li River (2) | Guilin and the Childrens Park | Children's Park (2) and Reed Flute Cave
The Hotels: Hotels, rail and air travel in China
Hong Kong : Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village | Hong Kong at Sunset | Hong Kong Bird & Flower Market
| New Territories Fishing Village | Hong Kong Farewell Dinner
Bangkok : Jim Thompson House and Golden Buddha | The Flower Market | The Food Vendors | Grand Palace | Mystical Figures | Brightly Painted Masks on Mystical Figures
Golden Mystical Figures | Buildings of the Grand Palace | Lunching at the Shangri La Hotel | Loy Nava Rice Barge Cruise | Ayutthaya, Ancient Capital of Siam
Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and the Reclining Buddha | Bang Pa In, The Summer Palace |

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