Don't miss the chance to visit one of the biggest imperial tombs in China! The Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum was the final resting place of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, and his wife Queen Ma. Constructed in 1381 and completed 25 years later, the mausoleum was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003. The complex has two discreet sections, the Sacred Way and the mausoleum itself, and is surrounded by a stunning panoramic landscape of dark green forests. There are also plenty of hiking trails and historical relics to see and explore. The Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum is one of the truest testament to the creativity and architectural expertise of ancient Chinese craftsmen and builders.