How often do you get to go to a lake known as the Thirteen Tombs (Shisanling)? As the Minb Tombs are known as the Thirteen Tombs in Chinese, that’s where we ended our great day at the Tombs of the Ming:
The drive from Dingling to Shisanling Resevoir was short, and very pretty. The ground was shockingly green and the sky was unexpectedly (for a place near Beijing) blue.
The reservoir, which provides water for the city, was constructed in 1958 by nearly a half-million workers.
Unrelatedly, the water was quite cold. I was splashed while taking this picture: