Divine Merit Stele Pavilion

Notable Building in Ming Tombs

Along the Spirit Way before you reach the pairs of stone guardians, this glorious pavilion contains a stele thought to be the largest in China, mounted on the back of a gigantic bìxì (mythical tortoise-like dragon). Upon the stele is inscribed the noble deeds of the Yongle Emperor, as written by Hongxi, his successor.

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