Thursday, 24 March 2011

Ming tombs, Nanjing

Ming tombs, Nanjing by hallucygenia
Ming tombs, Nanjing, a photo by hallucygenia on Flickr.

Last weekend we went to the Ming tombs in Nanjing, which are a World Heritage Site. Parts of the site are about 600 years old, but most of the buildings are modern recreations in the old style. The tomb complex covers a huge area, including an avenue with animal statues, and is very pleasant to walk in, especially at this time of year, when the weather is pleasantly warm rather than too hot.

The area in the photo is the base of one of the buildings - most of the structure is old, but someof the statues and steps have been replaced. This is something we're finding about China - even things that look old are often newly built.

More photos on Joe's and my photostream!

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