Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty, Nanjing

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A World Heritage Site, Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty contains the final resting place of the Hongwu Emperor, who founded the Ming dynasty in the 14th century. The massive complex was completed in 1405 after more than 20 years of construction. Explore the spacious mausoleum grounds, situated in the foothills of the Purple Mountain, and walk the "Sacred Way" path, lined with pairs of animal figures carved out of stone. Step into an arched passageway to see the tomb, or visit the nearby "Plum Flower Mountain" that houses a mausoleum of Sun Quan, who ruled Eastern Wu almost 2,000 years ago. Using our online itinerary creator, Nanjing attractions like Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The tomb for the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty. Most of the tourists visiting Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum start from the Muxuyuan Station (苜蓿園站) of Subway No. 2 (Red line). Actually this station is at...  more »
  • This complex is part of the Zhongshan National Park area. We paid for a ticket (60 RMB person) to see the Plum Hill complex as well as to see the Ming tomb. The plum trees were not quite in blossom ye...  more »
  • Posted on the Purple Mountain, is a Royal Tomb that inside has nothing but offers a great view of the mountain. You may want to buy the ticket for the 4 recommended tasks (for students 50% off). I recommend, sensible shoes and slip-resistant, especially if it drizzles!
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