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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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  • We we t to see the mausoleum following a guide book recommendation. The walk up is picturesque and the views from the mausoleum are fantastic. It is very very busy, we went on a Wednesday outside of h...  more »
  • Were surprised by the number of visitors. I would say that as in the best of times in the mausoleum of Lenin. Don't be surprised if the locals will want to take a picture with you.
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  • This park is massive and encompasses quite a bit for a normal walking tour. This specific mausoleum is the closest you can get to from the MuXuYuan train station (Line 2). The walk up can be tiring if...  more »