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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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Nanjing, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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Suzhou, China
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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

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
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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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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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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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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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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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