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We visited the site after Sun’s Mausoleum, it was okay, not impressive as depicted in the traveling documentary. I am guessing because of my previous visit to Xian, which diminishes the historical significance of this place.
The Xiaoling Tomb shows some modesty vs the one in Xi’an but is nevertheless worth a visit. It is tomb Hongwu Emperor, the founder of the Ming Dynasty. The real attraction is the sacred way which includes the elephant road with 12 pairs of 6...More
Visiting the Xiaoling Mausoleum of the Ming dynasty was one of the highlights of our time in Nanjing. My partner and I spent the whole day on the massive Purple Mountain complex, seeing Sun Yat-sen‘s Tomb and the observation tramway. I feel that all three...More
It was 37 degrees and I was really struggling in the heat but the pictures I had seen of the animals lining the kilometre long route to the Ming Tomb kept me going. They were worth it. Pairs of animals and non-animals life-size and bigger...More
The official rout that Ming Dynasty people came to visit the tomb to pay respect should start with a place called Xiamafang which literally means getting off the horse. It is because you are supposed to get off the horse and start walking only to...More
Make sure you are in the fit condition. Prepare for walking about 3 hours or more. This place is very huge but surrounding area are beautiful. If you like to go there, take metro and get off at muxuyuan station. From there you will find...More
The first thing we did was get a taxi from the city to the Tomb, I mention this because he dropped us off next to a boarded walkway that passed under a wooded area. I cannot describe how beautiful this forested area was, it was...More
I was happy that we hired a private tour guide for the visit of the tombs. If you are not interested in history, without a tour guide, you'll just consider it as pieces of bricks. However, if you listened to tour guide's explanation, you'll realize...More