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Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty

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Address: Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Phone Number: 025-84446111
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Peaceful and calm midweek

Really enjoyed wandering around the gardens on a drizzly day. It was quiet and peaceful so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of Chinese cities. Would be amazing in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Belfort, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Obviously important place in ancient Chinese history, there is unfortunately not too much to see. Not a priority if you don't have time but can stop there in case you go to Sun Yat Sen's mausoleum.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed wandering around the gardens on a drizzly day. It was quiet and peaceful so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of Chinese cities. Would be amazing in spring with plum blossoms everywhere. The tomb itself is really just a big brick building but it is of historical significance. The paired statue walkways did have a... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

walk around in an huge area with some tombs and buildings from a long time ago, lazy weekend and really a visit worth

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We really enjoyed this part of the Purple Mountain. The walk towards there is framed by statues and shaded by trees, making it very pleasant. The complex has nice architecture and is an interesting spot for history geeks. Unfortunately, as with majority of Nanjing sightseeing, very little description is in English (exception is the Massacre museum of course). Worthwhile the... More 

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Lawton, OK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

If you're already at Purple Mountain for other reasons, then you should stop by and see it but it shouldn't take top priority. There isn't much that is unique or particularly grand about this tomb. The crowds all gravitate elsewhere, so it is relatively quiet and there are plenty of trees on the grounds.

Thank jallenh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

All in one area: Zhongshan Mountain National Park in Nanjing. All main attraction are here. Xiaoling Tomb was the first one, that's why its good to be here.

Thank Marrek7777
Beijing, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This review concerns only the tomb itself without the surrounding garden. There is nothing to see or to say about the tomb. We walked up the stairs and expected to see something, but nothing. This tomb is far more boring than Zhongshan Ling, and it is not free. What's more, the surrounding garden is good, but not outstanding.

Thank cathypangw
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Okay, so it seemed as if half of Nanjing heads to the Purple mountain to relax on a sunny bank holiday weekend. Add in all of the selfie sticks, umbrellas and tourists stopping in the middle of the path to take yet another selfie - then this is not a relaxing walk in the park! The Tomb is a good... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

If you make a trip to the Purple Mountain, you should visit the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and the Ming Tombs which will easily take you half a day to a day, so an advice is to start early to avoid the crowd. Very nice and big park with a long stroll to arrive at the 600 year-old tomb, which is... More 

Thank Gnnairda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Ming Tomb is one of my favorite sites in Nanjing. It is one of the many Purple Mountain attractions. It is accessible from Xiamafang metro, but does require a brisk walk. There are many entrances, but I recommend starting at the Square City entrance, and following the boulevard of stone statues. There are many side venues at this attraction,... More 

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