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Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)

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Address: No.2 Sifangcheng, Zhongshanling Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210009, China
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Phone Number: +86 25 8444 6111
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Lots of walking but worth it

We hired a cab to take us to this area. Then you have to walk a ways, but it's free to see the site. Make sure you wear good walking shoes because you do a lot of stair climbing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We hired a cab to take us to this area. Then you have to walk a ways, but it's free to see the site. Make sure you wear good walking shoes because you do a lot of stair climbing! Bring water and perhaps an umbrella for shade since there's a lack of trees. It gets busy so try going early... More 

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Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on a nice warm Saturday afternoon when the air wasn't too polluted and loved it, It is a bit of a climb going up I think it's 392 steps but when you get up there, the view in nice. Definitely a must see while in Nanjing.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

getting there is easy, there is a tourist bus available to get you near the Mausoleum and a buggy to get you back to the metro station. Not to mention the amazing view from the top. I went there a day after it snowed in Nanjing. Beautiful and very well taken care of. And it's free.

Thank rarafarah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entire area is full of steps that you need to climb, but the actual mausoleum was just a small room that can be cleared in 10 minutes, a far cry from the Sun Yat Sen memorial in Taipei. People who find climbing steps a chore may want to give this a miss.

Thank Flymehigh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is the perfect example of Chinese grandeur. The Mausoleum is a monument to the father of modern China, the first president Dr Sun Yet-sen. Situated on the side of Purple Mountain, the Mausoleum is the perfect vantage point to see views of the city. I visited in the late evening when there was a lot of Tourists! It... More 

Thank Benjamin S
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive, grandiose memorial in honour of the father of modern China. The views are great from the top. But not a very informative experience - would've been nice if they provided a bit more information about the life of the great man. Also, expect ridiculous amounts of tourists!

Thank teturtia
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is near the Ming mausoleum and is about 900 m away. Sun Yatsen mausoleum is up on a hill. Be prepared to walk up hundreds of steps to the mausoleum but it is worth it. The view is great. There are other site attractions, shops and food around.

Thank KC A
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there twice. The Mausoleum is very impressive. On my opinion, China people cherish Sun Yatsen first of all as the really democratic leader.

Thank Zeituni
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sun Yatsen Mausoleum has a special place in the history of china. It is a must visit place in Nanjing where you will surely get to know about the historical importance of Sun Yat Sen and since the mausoleum in located in the top, you will enjoy a beautiful view of the city

Thank Shanti Swaroop K
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is where the Father of the Nation (of modern China) is laid to rest. For that alone, a definite must. But in the context of joining many Chinese on a journey up many steps up a hillside to the mausoleum, a definite must. There is no cost but for the calories you expend walking up the many steps but... More 

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