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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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  • We walked here from the Mausoleoum through the park which was lovely and tranquil. The tomb has been well preserved and is a good opportunity to see a real piece of history.  more »
  • Many interesting parts to explore as you approach the main tomb building. The size of the wall as you approach it is immense and then you enter the dark tunnel leading you up towards the main tomb. Th...  more »
  • Large park with hidden it different sights. Burial path itself is through several other structures, each of which is unique and carries you into several epochs ago. Crowded, everywhere you can buy water, snacks and souvenirs. Entrance to the Park. About 70 Yuan.
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