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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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What a designer tomb from 700 years ago!

Treat this as a huge park for young and the old! A lot of walking and exploring along the many "paths to the tomb", and to get to the tomb is some experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Hong Kong Region, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

There is very little to see and would recommend skipping this unless you're a real Chinese history buff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Treat this as a huge park for young and the old! A lot of walking and exploring along the many "paths to the tomb", and to get to the tomb is some experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A nice walk to this tomb but also nice to be breathing in some fresh air and this tomb was interesting not like any that I have seen.

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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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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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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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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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