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Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty

Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Ranked #6 of 282 attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites
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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Lucerne, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The tombs sit in the "complex" of purple mountain, which in itself with the many number of temples, buildings and mausoleum are worth a whole day to spend here. The whole area is a green oasis of hills, trees and hiking paths outside of the city and should be visited. The tomb entry is all oart of the 60rmb park... More

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Alassio, Italy
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75 reviews 75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Second time here, slightly after the peak of the plum flower blossoming period. Very pretty tomb buildings and gardens, with just a few areas not particularly well maintained.

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Nanjing, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Have lived in Nanjing for 8 years - MING DYNASTY TOMB - on Purple Mountain is my all time favourite place. NOT the actual tomb - that is not very interesting - but the actual walk way up to it - huge statues of animals - absolutely beautiful when the blossoms are in bloom - for 2 weeks. Lovely chinese... More

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