Stone Animal
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illinois travelere
1,760 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Our group was dropped off at one end -- we walked through -- and our bus picked us up at the north gate.

The walk represents the journey from the secular world to the spiritual world and leads to the 13 Ming tombs.

"shenlu" means sacred way and the path is guarded by carved stone men and animals that guard the tombs. They are in pairs -- alternately standing and resting -- on and off duty.

Our guide told us to be sure and say, "I'm back," when we existed the gate and returned "to life."
Written 12 April 2019
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Betty
2,801 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The carved stone animals followed by carved stone officials and generals are part of the Sacred Way. We stopped here first before going to Changling Tomb. The path is well maintained and very picturesque. The tour bus used to drive through here but tour groups no longer stop here so it is really quiet now. I would recommend visiting if you have extra time. We were dropped off at the front entrance and picked up at the other end, took about an hour to walk.
Written 16 October 2018
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Sofi NS
Athens, Greece13,682 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The Stone Animals, also referred as the Sacred Street is part of the extended Ming Tomb complex, although they are situated in a distance that require transport by car or bus to take you there.
It is a long straight path, a few hundred meters, decorated with repeated patterns of animals and human figures. It is quiet, green and peaceful to walk. Since it is was not so crowded we had the chance to take a few good pictures there. You exit on the far side of the entrance, where usually the tour busses wait for you. At the end there are two pillars on each side with a gargoyle type of animal on top of each one, toillets and a central building hosting a huge stone tortoise.
About 30 min walk is required to cover the distance.
Written 20 August 2018
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Della G
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
If you were to visit the Ming tombs, you have to travel along the Sacred Way that leads up to the tomb of the Changling masoleum The stone animals are the guardians that flank both sides of the pathway. This does not only include the twenty four scared animals but also twelve stone humans that include official and civilian figures. Years ago, these figures were fenced off in order that people could not climb on the animals. This does not appear to be the case now and there are no fencing around these stone sculptures. It is a beautiful walkway amidst a picturesque park like setting.
Written 31 May 2018
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Debra R
Rogers, MN394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
This was a neat walk way to see. Your driver dropped us off with our guide and then picked us up at the other end. Impressive garden and stone statues. I’m guessing this is very beautiful in the summertime.
Written 15 April 2018
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Lisa S
Hummelstown, PA9,934 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We are on a tour and were brought here after we left The Ming Tomb and it is gorgeous and so peaceful as you stroll from one end to the other. The statues are 600 yrs old, some real, some mythical.
Written 12 April 2018
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td2traveller
Northallerton, UK546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is the sacred way the site of the burial vaults of the emperors . Really worth a visit as the emperors are guarded by their soldiers and generals as well as the camels and lions. Very relaxing not at all busy.
Written 10 November 2017
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Thomas M
Bellaire, TX666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This was fun to see. The statues are interesting and the grounds are well kept and pretty. For some reason, this is not a stop for Chinese tours. So, there were not many people there which made it more pleasant for those of us who were there. Basically, you stroll down the path looking at the statues. It is a good thing to see if you are in the area.
Written 2 June 2017
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County-Hunter
Tacoma, WA3,196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
We enjoyed our walk along the Sacred Way seeing all the different stone animals. We couldn't help but join the throngs of tourists taking selfies at the various ones.
Written 27 April 2017
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redscarfox
Redcar, UK966 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
We stopped here on the way back from the Wall .
It's a longish walk featuring carved Generals and animals (both real and legendary). As far as I can remember the dead Emperors were carried this way on the way to their tombs.
Written 2 April 2017
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