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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  • This was a fantastic walk through to the Ming Dynasty temple, the walk is lovely with nice gardens, and the history is amazing, I would highly recommend if visiting Nanjing.  more »
  • We walked to this tomb from the Muxuyuan Metro Station on Line 2. Took us between 30 and 40 minutes. If you pass through the tunnel you are going the right way. Take a left at the next road and you wi...  more »
  • WE were there on Oct 19, 2017. The walk from Muxuyuan metro station line 2 is a boulevard of trees and large stone statues of animals (horses, camels, elephants etc). 70Y entry fee (free for >65 y.o. ...  more »

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