Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), Nanjing

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Perched atop a giant staircase, Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling) pays tribute to a hugely influential figure in the founding of modern China. Start in the main square below the staircase and head up the slope through the towering ceremonial arch. Climb the 400 steps to reach the mausoleum itself, an imposing marble structure topped with decorative blue tiles. Admire the tile work of the crypt ceiling, and note the white sun on a blue background, the symbol of Sun Yatsen's Kuomintang Party. Check out the inscriptions and tablets within the inner chambers of the structure--strangely enough, Yatsen received honors from both his former nationalist party and the communist government. Don't miss the actual tomb, a copper sarcophagus topped by a statue of the leader. Plan my Nanjing trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Grandpa insists on traveling by car and climbs up a long staircase to climb the mountain, and if the old man is going to recommend a good rest, he has a great demand for physical strength.
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  • Hiking is the last thing I love. But the famous Sun Yat-sen mausoleum has to come. And men's first date is the Sun Yat-sen mausoleum, very tired very sweet, so Zhongshan mausoleum for me, is a special place.
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  • Very scenic with a lot of stairs. There are multiply ways to get to the mausoleum. There are many stairs that lead up to a building which has a statue of Dr. Sun Yatsen. There were signs for no photos...  more »
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