The Ming Tombs - The Spirit Way

Artist's Description

This is the site of the Ming Dynasty Imperial Tombs, an area that is approximately 40 square kilometers. The area is enclosed by mountains in the background, and is located in a pristine and quiet valley about 2 hours north of Beijing.

What you see is the The Spirit Way (also referred to as The Sacred Way), which is a 7 kiometer long pathway that is lined on both sides with larger-than-full-size statues of guardian animals and government officials. These were meant to ward off bad spirits and evil winds descending from the North.

Artwork Comments

  • Ellanita
  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
  • BrendaForsey
  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
  • BrendaForsey
  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
  • BrendaForsey
  • LisaBeth
  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
  • LisaBeth
  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
  • LisaBeth
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