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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  • August 16, 2017
    This tomb is close to top of the Purple Mountain where the Sun Yat Sen Memorial is. For this reason and also the fact that the Ming tomb and its grounds are on the World Heritage list, it is definitel...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Pros: nice views, some informative display plaques. Cons: gruelling in the summer heat, especially for the elderly/ physically unfit/ disabled; not much to see; severely overpriced; a great hassle to ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Ming Xiaoling mausoleum was open China Ming Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang's mausoleum 寢, located in the South area 鍾 mountain scene or landscape area in the suburb of high point. Rules die 龐 very large, full individual park area with ramps with castle-like mausoleum Chinese table 寢. Save's still perfect, del Carmen tickets are not cheap but someone said 導 覽 solutions said Club Med to learn more, is well worth a view point in the future.
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