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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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  • Better make this place with good weather, as you will have a lot of steps to climb! But once up there, very nice view on the city of Nanjing. This place is especially visited by the Chinese, because it's the first founder of democratic China.
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  • Must see in Nanjing! Very impressive. Beautiful staircase up, though many tourists. Don't go during a Chinese feast day!
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