Linggu Pagoda

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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,246 contributions
Nice view
Apr 2019
As part of a tour, we visited the Wuliang Hall (Beamless Hall) and then took the short walk up to the Linggu Pagoda. Unlike most pagodas in China, it is not old (built in the 1930s) nor is it related to a temple but is a memorial to soldiers killed in the establishment of the Chinese republic in the period 1900-1930, if I understand the signs correctly. It was worthwhile coming here for the views. There were only a few people visiting on a day when the nearby Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum was mobbed with tourists.
Written February 6, 2020
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Sara S
Oklahoma City, OK838 contributions
A Memorial Tower
Jan 2020 • Family
This is a memorial tower in honor of the KIAs of the National Revolution Army. The 9-story tower has a winding Staircase so some climbing is required to reach the top where one could get an excellent view of the famous Purple Mountain.
Written January 23, 2020
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Regina L
Albufeira, Portugal82 contributions
Beautiful gardens
Oct 2018 • Solo
The morning was nice and the Linggu Pagode and it surroundings were most enjoyable. As in everywhere we visited, everything was spotless and clean !
Written October 29, 2018
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bweeindc
Washington DC, District of Columbia122 contributions
Pleasant side-trip from Linggu Temple
Dec 2017 • Solo
The Pagoda is only a few minutes by foot north of Linggu Temple and offers vistas of the surrounding, including a perspective of one side of the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum.

I reached the Temple by hopping onto a local shuttle (in the form of a faux train on wheels pulling along a number of partially covered "train cars" that each sit 6 - 8 passengers) via the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum. Tickets for the shuttle are available for 10 RMB from the ticket office to the left of the Mausoleum as you exit. The Pagoda is not immediately visible from the ticket entrance to the Linggu Temple complex, but an easy and obvious meander will get you there past the Wuliang Hall ("Beamless Hall": describing what used to be a meditation and prayer hall built out of stone bricks arrayed to the effect of high arched ceilings, which is now used to host exhibits).
Written January 3, 2018
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NinoLeeZhongPing
Makati, Philippines245 contributions
Breathtaking view at the top
Nov 2017 • Solo
This is the fourth pagoda I saw but the first I climbed. Nine levels high isn't for the faint at heart. Each level has inscriptions of writings fro Sun Yat Sen or Chiang Kai Shek. The tower isn't connected to the Buddhist Monastery. It was designed by an American as a memorial for the fallen soldiers during the Republican era. You might huff and Puff all the way to the top but the view on the top is breathtaking, you will partly see Nanjing City on one side, the Mausoleum of Dr Sun on the other. The stone rails aren't that high so don't lean off the tower to much. This is an experience I will not forget.
Written December 13, 2017
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,696 contributions
Awesome octagonal building
Nov 2017 • Couples
An octagonal building made of reinforced concrete, has nine levels and is more than 60 m tall. The roof is covered with green glazed tiles and the exterior was modeled after ancient styles. Each story is surrounded by a railed balcony. A spiral staircase circles a central pillar from the ground to the very top. Upon reaching the top. One can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Zhongshan Mountain and Nanjing city. Entrance is free. To get here, we took metro line 2 and alighted at Zhonglingjie station. After exiting the station, we turned right and walked straight on ahead until the road junction. Then we crossed the road to catch bus 202 to get to Linggu Scenic area.
Written November 21, 2017
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Tassaduq Hussain
Multan, Pakistan3,375 contributions
Friendly Tower in Nature
Apr 2016 • Couples
LINGGU PAGODA
Linggu Pagoda, an octagonal Chinese style tower was built in 1931-33 (and not in 1929) in the memory of martyrs of Northern Expedition (1926-28). It has nine storeys with a height of 60.5 meters. A spiral staircase leads the visitor upto ninth level. Each storey has a balcony with railing from where the beautiful views of Purple Mountain and surrounding forests provide mesmerizing sights to the onlookers. Important words spoken by Chiang Kai Shek, Dr. Sun Yat Sen and other great revolutionary leaders are written on various levels of the Pagoda. The Pagoda has no link to the Linggu Temple.
Written July 7, 2016
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