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Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty

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Address: Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Interesting Stone Sculptures

On both sides of the main path there stand ceremonial stone sculptures. Of warriors, horses, elephants, and numerous legendary beasts. They stand in pairs, facing each other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

On both sides of the main path there stand ceremonial stone sculptures. Of warriors, horses, elephants, and numerous legendary beasts. They stand in pairs, facing each other. It's an interesting background for photos or selfies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

First of all this is different from the Ming Tombs outside of Beijing. This is the tomb of the first Emperor in the Ming Dynasty. Very interesting and large complex. You could probably spend half an hour exploring everything and the museum outside of the complex if you wanted to see EVERYTHING there is to offer including the gardens. Recommendation:... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The tomb was great but the gardens are better. The walkways with the ancient statutes are amazing. There are several museums to visit.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We specifically wanted to see the first Ming tomb(s) to compare with those outside of Beijing and to see how they differed from the tomb of Wu Zetian. The Spirit Way leading to the tomb of the 1st Ming Emperor was long and impressive with matched pairs of tigers, elephants, and mythical beasts. The tomb, itself, has been restored, but... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Visited in Nov 2012, the area of the Tomb is huge like that of 13 Tombs in Beijing! All we see are palaces and trees, I can't remember all of the tiny details of the Tomb but it's worth a visit. You can see the sarcophagus of the emperor there...

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Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nearest Metro is Muxuyuan and entrance is from gate 3. Cost 70 RMB for the Ming Tombs and realized it also covers the whole park with its different attractions as well. The other attractions are Plum Blossom Gardens , Purple Lake , Memorial to Sun Quan , Sakura Gardens , Eternal Ming Pathway , plus a couple of others .... More 

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Quito
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

First time you go, you'll see a temple next to it, and then a long strip of park and maybe food fairs, it's mostly a place for families to relax and use open spaces, not very touristy really.

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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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Hong Kong Region, China
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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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