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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 world travel planner, Nanjing attractions like Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This tomb was built for the emperor Hun, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, and his wife. The tomb was badly damaged during the Taiping rebellion in March 1853. However, the surviving fragments, a...  more »
  • The area is closed to purple mountains and there can be a lot of people on weekend but on sunny day it is a good place to visit or have a walk around especially at this time of the year (February - Ma...  more »
  • Walked from the subway station. When Ming Xiaoling mausoleum of Meishan, just visit in the plum season flowers begin to bloom, beautiful. A vast site in Shinto 2 and there are spectacular.
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