Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)

Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), Nanjing

Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)

Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)
4.5
Historic Sites • Cemeteries
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,236 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We actually hiked all the way from purple mountain peak to this mausoleum; about a 2km hike. Interesting hike.
This mausoleum is beautiful. No photography allowed inside the mausoleum but you can capture a pic or 2 from the outside of the main entrance, guards are ok with that!
Saw a man flying his drone in the garden beside the mausoleum too. There’s drink/snack stalls everywhere and one by the mausoleum too so dont worry if you need a drink.
Written November 7, 2021
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smiley n
194 contributions
May 2020 • Solo
Arrived at about 3 pm . Nice park and not too crowded . Long climb to the top for a good view . Can’t fly a drone . Many food stores . Nothing more except for the huge space without buildings . Would be suitable for a slow day out .
Written May 23, 2020
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gl0baltr0tter
Shanghai, China1,077 contributions
Apr 2020 • Couples
Made an one-day advanced booking via their phone app. Visited the place on a warm spring day with no crowd and the reassurance of a secure vetting process during the current pandemic.
Written April 21, 2020
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,246 contributions
Apr 2019
This place is probably more meaningful for people from China than for a foreign tourist, but it at least includes a beautiful view and impressive architecture, unlike some of the other Chinese pilgrimage sites such as (for example) Mao's tomb in Beijing.

You will be surrounded by hundreds or thousands of Chinese tourists, so come expecting that.

There are some English-language explanatory signs, but, as many other reviewers have suggested, do some preparatory reading before coming here so you can more fully appreciate the significance of the site.
Written February 21, 2020
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Sara S
Oklahoma City, OK838 contributions
Jan 2020
I consider this a must-visit in Nanjing. Dr. Sun was a great forerunner in the Chinese revolution that ended the feudal monarchy system. His ideal of Nationalism, Democracy, and People's Livelihood is still relevant in today's world. Apart from the history, the mausoleum has incredibly beautiful architecture, and the view from the top is indeed mesmerizing.
Written January 31, 2020
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Dickson90
Singapore, Singapore305 contributions
Dec 2019
The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum is often compared to as China's version of the Lincoln Memorial. Both have some similar features, such as the statue in the memorial hall and the stairs leading to the memorial hall. However, the Mausoleum has considerably more steps to climb before reaching, so do be prepared for a little bit of walking. There are benches in between the steps if you get tired.

The Mausoleum is part of the Purple Mountain area of Nanjing, which also contains the Ming Xiaoling, the Sun Quan Mausoleum and the Meiling Villa, amongst others as well. This means that a few of these sites can be covered within the same day, although the walking distance can be considerable however.

The Mausoleum can be reached by metro on Muxuyuan station or through taxi. It is often very crowded by afternoon with a lot of tour groups often heading there, so it would be best to visit earlier in the morning if possible. Do note that photography and talking are not allowed inside the Mausoleum itself, and this is enforced rather strictly.

For the first time visitor to Nanjing, this should probably be a must in your list, given the importance of Sun Yat Sen as the founder of modern China.
Written January 24, 2020
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Alejandro Mo
Beijing, China50 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a must-visit place if you are in Nanjing! full of history and great views,visit the place in low season is my recommendation to enjoy and have a quiet walk around with not so many people.
Written January 1, 2020
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Prabhleen K
8 contributions
Dec 2019
It will be good to read about about Sun Yat Sun before heading there. It is 392 steps to the top. The steps may seem quite a lot however there is a place for you to sit in between each climb if you feel tired. After reading the reviews it is worth the walk up as it is the beautiful tomb of this great founding father. It is all in Chinese but the tomb is marble and crafted by a French person. I would say you may spend a good 2 hours here.
Written December 30, 2019
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Graham C
Toowoomba, Australia93 contributions
Mar 2019
There are several parts to this memorial area but it is quite easy to visit even with the many thousands of people there. The walkways are quite wide and it was easy to stroll through the area, although the walk up the steps to the various sections of the Mausoleum site was a little challenging for us older (70yo) visitors. But it was definitely worth the visit.
Written December 29, 2019
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Wilson Wong J.W
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is a must visit if you are in Nanjing! There are 392 steps if I am not wrong but with the cold weather it's a breeze.
Written December 28, 2019
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