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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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  • 地鐵去不了, 要坐公交車去。 是南京知名地標, 國父孫中山的陵墓, 佔地很大, 可以慢慢逛, 挺休閒的。 
  • The memorial, which is easy to get to by subway, is set in great parkland which makes a good break from the city. It is a steep climb up steps to the top but worth it with great views. 
  • The location of the Memorial is very impressive. Delighted Chinese visitors to this place of worship. With the surprise in this place he learned about the desires of young people to be photographed with foreigners.
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