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Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)

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Address: No.2 Sifangcheng, Zhongshanling Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210009, China
Phone Number: 025-84446111
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Avoid weekends. wear your most most comfortable flats/ sneakers. Eat a heavy heavy breakfast , load up on carbs first. Bring small water bottles...you need to drink. place is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Avoid weekends. wear your most most comfortable flats/ sneakers. Eat a heavy heavy breakfast , load up on carbs first. Bring small water bottles...you need to drink. place is super good climb. If you dont have strong legs...better avail of the shuttle service at the entrance....WARNING: very very high and long climb and very far..... BUT the end is rewarding.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Having climbed more than 400 steps ( and walked up hill for quite a long way ) we might have been rewarded by a spectacular view of the city - however air pollution saw to it that all we saw was a sea of thin smog . For the exercise to be worthwhile , you would have to be someone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I never went inside of the buildings, but the exteriors were unique with the blue roofs and non-bedazzled look of the simple decor. Very astute looking. The huge pine tree line leading up to the top is also fantastically beautiful. When you get near the top, where the city of Nanjing opens up to your eyes, the feeling is just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The sit in-and-of itself is a bit underwhelming, much like Mao's tomb I suppose, but the atmosphere is serene and the architecture grandiose. Add to it the fact that this is the mausoleum of one of the most important figures in modern Chinese history, it is FREE, and Nanjing is relatively short on bonafide tourist spots and you have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

but very worthwhile. The memorial and the surrounding area are very impressive. Useful to brush up on your history before the visit to appreciate the importance of this man.

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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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