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Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)

No.2 Sifangcheng, Zhongshanling Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210009, China
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Ranked #3 of 282 attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
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Suzhou, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This monument is nice, you will enjoy to go up by feet along a nice park. Avoid this visit during rainy day. The view from the top is impressive. Some bad points, Visitors are pushing you and disrespectfull, few english sign.

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Singapore, Singapore
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

It's a serene and beautiful park. Other than that its just a climb up 300 steps to see the scenic view from the top, and a small memorial hall that takes 1min to circle. I brought a bunch of kids there and they all went, 'WHAT?!!?!? That's it?!?!?! We came all the way up just to see THIS?!?!?!?!' Perhaps not... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we were in Nanjing visiting some clients; and we have free day for the weekend; so we take the subway to visit Sun Yatsen Mausoleum; it was located in Purple Mountain, we are astonished by the beautiful park surrounding the Mausoleum, you would not believe you can see so many green trees in a Chinese city; the park was well... More

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Shenyang, China
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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The mausoleum is located in the Purple Mountain Area, and it's huge. To reach the mausoleum you will have to take the stairs all the way to the top, so prepare your feet. Inside the mausoleum you will find a large statue of Sun Yat Sen and a locked door to God knows where. Overall, it's a nice place to... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Such a powerful walk up the steps to the temple! It's wonderful to see these things preserved over time and not overdone!

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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Huge place with many steps up to the memorial hall. You will not be able to see his copper made coffin which is buried below his marble statue. The marble statue was crafted by a French artist. The wall commandment is from Dr Sun himself.

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Hong Kong, China
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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is the final resting place of about the only person that is respected by both the Communist and Nationalist Chinese. However, you walk up over 300 steps to a building where he is buried. Then you find out that he is buried behind closed doors and underground. Also, no photos are permitted in that area. I was expected to... More

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Olias del Rey, Spain
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's a very impressive place to visit, it's amazing how Dr. Sun Yatsen built that... gardens are nice, and the architechture there is amazing... the only problem is that I visited that a sunday and it was full (believe me, fulllllllllll of people!) The good thing, it was for free being on sunday ;)

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Macau, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Probably one of the most important political figures and revolutionaries in China at turn of the 20th Century, he requested to be buried here although he died in Beijing. No longer access to the coffin area itself (due to the extraordinary number of tourists) nevertheless it is still impressive. 320+ steps to the top with sweeping views of Nanjing South... More

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Chuzhou, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

What you come to see here is nothing really special but there is such an atmosphere among Chinese visitors. Droves of Chinese were visiting this when I was there and quite a few wanted me in photographs with them (sadly this has not happened to me elsewhere in Nanjing!). Clearly Sun Yatsen is much revered among Chinese people.

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