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Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty

Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Ranked #5 of 282 Attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Marathon, Greece
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

another one place which you must visit to nanjing in a very nice place full of trees and parks you visit this monument. they have not take care of this a lot, and inside there is a small Market too , which i didnt like....i dont like markets in monuments, means no respect in history but the place and everything... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Gigantic premises, when you think you are done, there is more to see. The details of the gardens and the buildings are amazing. It is a great place to visit with the family. Lots of walking and steps. Not handicapped accessible.

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Suzhou, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This tomb is very nice, restorations did not destroy the charm of this old monument. You will progressively discover old building from ancient China in the middle of the jungle. The atmosphere was very nice and not crownded even if the tomb itself is not so interesting.

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Macau, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Located in the Purple Mountain scenic area and itself laid out in a garden setting, this is a less visited site but nevertheless steeped in ancient history. This is the only emperor mausoleum outside of Beijing and one of the largest. It was originally surrounded by a 45 kilometre stone wall, remnants of which can be glimpsed, and guarded by... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Like so many monuments, it is difficult to see what is original and what has been reconstructed. Nevertheless: the walk to the tomb is very pleasant and once you get there, the where size of the building is quite impressive. Not clear where the actual tomb is (or was), and there is nothing special inside the great hall (except for... More

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Hobart, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Amazing in Spring when all the blossoms are in season, otherwise it is a rather dismal walk up to the tomb and around the grounds.

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Dayton, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is one of the many historic sites to visit on the mountain. It is a long walk through gardens and statue lined avenues but, if you like walking amongst ancient ruins its worth it.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I like the buildings but these places honor the rich and powerful and one forgets the 1000s of slave laborers that built these places.

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