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Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty

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Address: Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
Phone Number: 025-84446111
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The Ming tomb was great as it allowed us to go into the top of the building. Although, we could go up the hill where the emperor was buried but there is no sign of exactly where.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Ming tomb was great as it allowed us to go into the top of the building. Although, we could go up the hill where the emperor was buried but there is no sign of exactly where.

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Tianjin Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Ming tomb area is quite impressive. This is also part of the Purple Mountain Park, which includes the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sun and Linggu Temple. The Ming tomb complex is quite long, but worth the journey. You walk along paths lined with 400 year old statues of animals and spirits surrounded by gardens filled with blossoming trees. After... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Like most spots in Nanjing, this place lacks the gaudy appeal that sites such as those in Beijing may hold, but it is a nice spot none-the-less. You do have to pay, I can't remember how much exactly though, something like 80 RMB. it would be better if it were free, cause there is not a ton to see, but... More 

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GZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I went there in late Autumn, it's very beautiful at that time, trees were in red and golden yellow colors. Many visitors came here to take photos, so be sure to come in the early morning to avoid the tour groups. The area is very big, I spent about 4 hours there, the most beautiful place is Stone Elephant Road,... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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