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Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)

No.2 Sifangcheng, Zhongshanling Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210009, China
025-84446111
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Ranked #3 of 282 Attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited on a Sunday morning around 10 and there were literally thousands of people there! Biggest crowds I have seen in China. The guide said on an average day they get around 30,000 visitors, on Public holidays up to 100,000! Most people stuck to the usual climb up on the right down on the left so the river of... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Unique highpoint views from over the city and a good way to get away from Shanghai for a long day trip to Nanjing. The air quality seems better out here too.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You can reach the Mausoleum which is situated on the Purple mountain by using a metro + a small car (costs 10 yuan). There were Chinese just walking up, of course, but that is definitely not the best idea. The stairs are quite big and nice. Everything is clean, lots of Chinese seem to admire the guy )

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Marathon, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

on mountains but close from the city center there is this mausoleum which is very interesting and nice.... you are walking on a road full of trees and flowers,with big trees and suddenly you can see the entrance...so big and so nice unfortunately when i was there the main hall was closed but i enjoy a lot my walk around... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were on a tour of China just before the Olympics ( 2008). We spent a week of our tour being guided around the towns/city of the Grand Canal. This review is late but I am sure everything below still applies. One of our stops was this Mausoleum - you have to be standing looking at the walk from the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

K. If you're fast, you can get up the stairs in less than 5 minutes. Seriously. To get there, you can either walk or take the train. Walking'll be pretty tough- I mean it's a long ways away so I recommend train-ing your way there (it's only a few RMB per person) unless you're up for a great workout. And... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nice historical place to visit, some shopping is avilable at the bottom. The walk up is tough, lots of stairs. But view from top is very nice.

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Nanjing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I'm 60 and try hard to be as active as my arthritic hip allows. 396 stairs to the Mausoleum affords a great view of the city, on a clear day, and the feeling, when you can get close enuf to the inner sanctum, to know that you are in the presence of the spirit of a great man. Avoid the... More

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Crickhowell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were part of a large swell of people walking up the steps to the mausoleum because it was public holiday week of the Spring Festival. The climb was steep but the view from The Purple Mountain would have been great, apart from the pollution mist over the area. At the top we had to join a queue to file... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The gardens are amazing, the statues where the coffin passed by are gigantic, the whole experience is a must to see!

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