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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. Use our Nanjing trip itinerary planner to add Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling) and other attractions to your Nanjing vacation plans.
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  • For me it s definitely better the location than the monument itself. The mausoleum of the first chinese president is a chance for the western guys to better understand the country and the chinese hist...  more »
  • Great travel experience, full of historic moments and interesting facts. The climb was pretty tough though-293 steps. Would recommend to people who like exploring but not to the elderly who have achin...  more »
  • 酒店环境好,房间大非常感就舒服,酒店服务人员态度很好,还有小动物可也喂有小天鹅,小鲤鱼,还有高尔夫球场,房间大游游泳和鱼缸,有自助早餐和免费停车wifi  more »