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Western/Handicapped restrooms - Eastern Qing Tombs - China

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My wife and I are traveling to China. She very much wants to visit the Eastern Qing Tombs while there. She also uses a wheelchair to travel more than short distances. Prior to traveling to the tombs from Beijing, I would like to know if there are western style restrooms (and preferably handicap accessible) at the site. I know that these facilities are very limited in China and have been able to research all other sites we will be visiting except this one. Can anyone help me with this information regarding the Eastern Qing Tombs? Thank you for your assistance.

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    I don't think my answer will be of much help, but for what it's worth, my recollection is that there was a western-style restroom in the restaurant in which I ate lunch just outside the Eastern Qing Tombs. But I don't know the name of the restaurant or even the town! And I don't remember trying to find a restroom while at the site itself.

    I thought the Eastern Qing Tombs quite remarkable and very well worth visiting if it is an interest of yours and if you can manage it. You can find my comments about it in my very long (but searchable) trip report - just click on my name to find the report.

    When I went (in 2010), the Eastern Qing Tombs were difficult to reach by public transportation, so I ended up hiring a car, driver, and English-speaking guide for the day. If you choose that option, I'm sure the drive and guide can find a way to meet your wife's needs.

    Once on site, we took a local motorized cart to visit the tombs - cars were not allowed into some of the areas at that time (nor were there roads to allow their passage at the time). And then there was a bit of walking at each tomb once we got off the cart. As I recall, most of the walking was on relatively flat land that I think could be negotiated without much difficulty with a wheelchair, but in all honesty, I was not paying attention to those details. I don't think that the tombs themselves were handicap accessible - there were generally some stairs up (not too many) to the temples and more stairs down (maybe the equivalent of a flight or two) to the actual tombs. If you have to limit your time on site, Qianlong's Tomb is the one that most impressed me.

    One source of information you might want to try is The Oriental List. The most recent link I have to it is:

    http://members.shaw.ca/pnhpublic/China.html#Anchor%20for%20OL

    Hope that helps!
    And please, let us know what you learn.

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