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 Xiaoling Tomb's Sacred Path with stone animals runs roughly in an east-west direction. Directly across the entrance to the park, on the eastern end of the Sacred Path, is another historical buildi...  more »
  • We visited the Ming Tombs in December. We took an electric tram over from Sun Yat Sen's memorial which costs $10 RMB per person. This tram drops you off at the entrance to the Ming Tombs, which costs ...  more »
  • It was a good time! There was a student discount and it is a reasonable distance from the subway. I would definitely visit if you have a sec!  more »

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