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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 281 Attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
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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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Suzhou, China
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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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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
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12 reviews 12 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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