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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 #4 of 286 Attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
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Manila
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

With a lot of tourists, even if there were trains going up the terrain, we ended up walking. The cold breeze coming from the greeneries helped us survive the walk. I am not Chinese but I was inspired of Sun Yatsen's story. It would be better for non-Chinese tourists if there were English translations.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Sooo many people (also because it was National Week) but a great place to see nonetheless. A bit of a climb up lots of stairs also gives you an awesome view of Nanjing behind you, and the gran mausoleum ahead of you. It was a pretty special experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I'm visit this during this autumn. Beautiful sunny and windy day. You must learn a bit of Sun history so that you can know his great revolution. If you visited his museum in Taiwan before, you even can feel how great is Sun. Google it his history ! If you travel this by your own, you can picnic here. There... More

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Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I let my shoes free.....long steps....at last we can see mr sun yatsen...we can see whole district....from their . I think so.

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Plainville, Connecticut
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

to get to the mausoleum., but there are seven landings, so that even old folks like me can make it to the top. There's not much there, though; Sun is buried far below ground, and once inside the masoleum there is a larger-than-life sculpture of Sun, by an un-renowned European sculptor

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Suzhou, China
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12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We didn't spend that much time at the actual mausoleum, but the walk from the Ming Tombs entry (where we were dropped off by the taxi) towards the stairs that lead to the mausoleum was nice. Depending on the air quality, you can have a pretty decent view of a large part of Nanjing. Combine this with the other attractions... More

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This mausoleum is part of the big huge complex, calls Zhongsan Scenic Area, you can get here by taking metro line 1 Mu Xu Yuan station. However, the attraction area pretty far from the train station, approximately 3 km and scattered along this area. You can get the bus to go around, but you need to understand chinese, not many... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Anyone with an interest in Chinese History should visit this. A must for all Chinese visitors, domestic & overseas. Tough climb up the huge number of steps, but motorised cart rides are available for a fee.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were here by Sept 2014. A very beautiful place especially when you are finally walking up to the top of the Zhongshangling, you will able to see the layout of whole Nanjing city. The view is fantastic. However have to prepare yourself as you have to walk a lot and a lot. This is a good exercise so it's... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Perhaos in bygone days, the higher the steps, the more grand it appears.. This however does not facilitate access, especially in peak season. The tranquility of the mausoleum is lost and the idea of trodding steps along with tonnes of others to pay respects is flawed... Not recommended if you are serious about paying respects.

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