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Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty

Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
025-84446111
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Ranked #5 of 286 Attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 231 Reviews
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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217 reviews 217 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were here by Sept 2014. A very beautiful place especially if you come by fall season when maple leaf all become red. When the time we came there was only yellow color maple. The tomb itself is nothing much to see because the excavation of basement palace is prohibited by government. I did love the stone statue trail, both... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Walked to the Ming Tomb from the Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum, down the 650m curved path, among pairs of sculptures of various animals both real and fictitious, manicured trees and shrubs, and everything clean and tidy. Although the tomb is closed, the outer buildings and approaches are most impressive and well maintained. A credit to the community.

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brussels
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I was lucky enough to be escorted by local university to the Xiaoling tomb so i cannot say whether it is expensive or not but it worths the visit. One could expect something similar to the forbidden palace. It is less sumptous indeed and less buildings around although the main pavilion is a massive structure with 7 beasts on the... More 

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Singapore
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18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Took a cab there. Subway is too far out to walk in. Tix is rmb70 just for Xiaoling, a combo tix rmb100 for Xiaoling, Meiling museum and Linggu Temple. The ticketing is just in front of the tomb buildings, cutting short the traditional approach via the spirit way. This is probably easier. You can 'backtrack' the spirit way if you... More 

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Hangzhou, China
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62 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Don't imagine the tomb as just a tomb, its a whole complex of palace (ok probably a bit exaggerating :)) but, its a pretty big, while i like history, the place not that impressed to me, probably too many restoration already, and the originality a bit disappear. I don't really recommend this place, if you have time, you can go,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place is huge and beautiful. There are actually many areas which you can sightsee at. Come with good walking shoes and water and be prepared to walk. I took a detour to a beautiful lake and took my time to look through the little nooks and crannies. Easily spend more than 4 hrs here if you explore everything.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Well preserved Chinese Imperial History. A must for all visitors to Nanjing. Worth a whole day. Will need a whole day to see everything. Wear good walking shoes. Good access & transportation facilities.

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Shanghai, China
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1,800 helpful votes 1,800 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

People normally associate China's imperial history with the capital, Beijing, but for a few decades before the establishment of Beijing as the capital, the Chinese emperors ruled from Nanjing, literally the "Southern Capital". The city walls are a fine reminder of this time, but the best of all is the Xiaoling Tomb. Here Emperor Hongwu, the first Ming Dynasty emperor,... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Out of the city, and a good walk from any of the drop off points. Plenty to see, with adequate facilities and resting places. Suggest you go early to avoid the crowds.

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Sydney, Australia
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The walk up to the actual tomb must be nearly a kilometre long, lined with lovely trees and fantastic statues, firstly of animals then huge generals and officials from the Ming period. We particularly came to see the stone animals and they exceeded expectations. Visiting early in the morning we found older locals using the animals as part of their... More 

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