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Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)

Address: No.2 Sifangcheng, Zhongshanling Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210009, China
Phone Number: 025-84446111
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Ranked #4 of 287 Attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

After climbing 400 stairs all you get to see is a huge statue of Dr. Sun. You are not even allowed to take photos inside. The best thing is the beautiful scenery from the top. Not worth the effort. Try to take a taxi or bus before reaching the main entrance otherwise it will be hectic. You can take it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I went there in late November, the weather is cold, but went I climb up there, I was sweaty because so many steps. Can't image if you go there in Summer. It's crowded, the view is soso, but the most important thing to come here is to learn about the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

So many tourist here. If you don't know any thing about Dr. Sun Yat-San, you may skip this place. There is no any explaination here. However, it is still a good place to see the city from hill top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Sun Yatsen is the father of modern China. Both the Nationalist and Communist claim to be heir to Sun Yatsen. The visit to the Sun Yatsen Mausoleum may take about 2 hours and overlooks modern Nanjing. Unless one takes time to read modern Chinese history, the revered Sun Yatsen Mausoleum may simply look like another Chinese monument. Sun Yatsen replaced... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I visited this attraction on a winter afternoon and despite countless trees were without leaves, the view was simply spellbinding. There are 396 steps to climb but it's easily done in 20 minutes. The view of the hills and Nanjing city are worth the climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Be warned, if you catch the subway out to the memorial it is quite a walk (mostly uphill) to the Mausoleum. Having said that, it was worth the effort. There are many options for breaking up the journey, from touristy shops and the ubiquitous McDonalds to more traditional Chinese foods. The walk takes you through woodlands and along roads before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Very helpful earpiece English language audio programme to accompany tourists. Very clean and well kept grounds and pathways. A great climb up the 300 steps to the Mausoleum which we can't enter to protect the content.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

fantastic views. exciting day out. beautiful. lots of people. lots of naturl beauty and plant life. lots of walking as hundreds of steps to the summit. but worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's a worthwhile climb - about 300* steps - to the top of the Mausoleum and have a wonderful view of the whole of Nanjing - capital of both Ming and the Republic of China. You can spend an hour's time admiring the structure itself. The setting of the Mausoleum was built according to the wish of Dr Sun, who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The stairs were in amazing condition, so much history behind the man whose mausoleum rests here. There were cute shops at the bottom. I loved people watching on a Sunday - we saw families and couples - old and young. The view from the top is breathtaking.

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