Friday, February 22, 2013


The Ming Tomb's was chosen by the Ming Emperors as their resting place because it is situated in a valley. There are mountains on the north that cradle the tombs on three sides, opening to the south and protecting the dead from evil spirits carried on the north wind. The burial ground is over 400 years old. China has so much ancient history. I still can't get over the wall being started B.C.

Everything in old China is positioned in a symbolic way. Even the way the bedroom faces determines if a boy or girl sleeps in the room. Gardens only have four elements (or maybe five I can't remember).

I'm guessing there is a rule against setting your child on top of the 400 year old statue.

Sean holding up the elephant.

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