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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  • August 16, 2017
    One of the Must visit places. Although there is Nothing Very Amazing about the place but the View while going up the Mausoleum is Fantastic. Also Enjoy your ride up the mountain in the Tourist shuttle...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Pros: great historical value, some interesting information provided, free. Cons: physically gruelling, especially in the summer hear; overall, not much to see; overcrowded.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    寢 of Sun Yat-Sen's mausoleum, and Chiang Kai-shek Taipei century church building design group read! Entered after their palate without over to all that is not fully furnished apartments in 灣, is worth that time hard revolution
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