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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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Peaceful Nature coupled with Historical Sight

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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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brussels
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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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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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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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