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Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty

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Address: Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Historic and nice place

This tomb is part of the park complex which also includes the Sun Yat Sen Memorial. I would recommend taking a ride up using one of the available buggies for about 10RMB which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Benson C
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Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tomb is part of the park complex which also includes the Sun Yat Sen Memorial. I would recommend taking a ride up using one of the available buggies for about 10RMB which saves you the walking time. The place is historic and shows the story during the Ming dynasty that moved the capital to Nanjing and also have good... More 

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Thank Benson C
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. The inside is not as exciting but does have lots of information about the different Ming tombs in the region (in English as... More 

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Thank Victoria O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It a long walk to get there and see everything but it's something that should be done ! It's amazing. It's the only authentic thing there ( old) .

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1 Thank Miss Chantal S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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402 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This tomb was built for the emperor Hun, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, and his wife. The tomb was badly damaged during the Taiping rebellion in March 1853. However, the surviving fragments, allow us to speak about the greatness of this building.

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2 Thank Vladimir M
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The area is closed to purple mountains and there can be a lot of people on weekend but on sunny day it is a good place to visit or have a walk around especially at this time of the year (February - March) where the cherry flowers are blossomed. There are good little street in the park for street food... More 

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1 Thank Kat G
Vladivostok, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Tip: get a tourist car to take you here if you are going from the Sun Yatsen Mausoleum. Saves time and effort and you'll need it for the walk! We spent almost half a day there, walking from one place to another. I highly recommend to go and take a walk around purple lake, you'll see the direction arrow not... More 

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1 Thank AmLyne
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This was a nice park which shows the history of amazing China with his dynasties. Nanjing has had 10 dynasties at least that is what they told me.

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Singapore
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Former Chinese emperors love to make a big deal of their tombs, including huge gardens and majestic structures in the design. So visiting this site is more about viewing these gardens and structures. The actual grave is actually right at the end of these structures in a forested area that is inaccessible to public. So it is up to you... More 

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Quite an interesting place to visit. There isn't actually that much to see at the tomb itself, but the site of the main building in beautiful forest scenery is very nice. The tomb building itself is impressive, too.

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