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Whilst not as awe inspiring as I thought it would be, this is still a site worth visiting. The entry fee for us was 70RMB each which is pretty cheap in the scheme of things.
Lots to see whilst you are there and plenty of...More
This is a bit outside the city, really a large park with buildings and various statues in it. Lovely in the autumn because of the many trees, the tombs are imposing and worth visiting, and the avenue with the stone animals really delightful.
Went here with a private tour guide for a few hours on a Friday afternoon after arriving in Nanjing. It is part of beautiful, expansive grounds at the base of Purple Mountain. We really enjoyed walking the grounds , seeing the impressive statues and architecture,...More
The best part about this tomb is the street of carved animals leading up to the tomb. The tomb it’s self is just a building you walk into and nothing much to see. I think the other attractions on purple mountain are much more enjoyable...More
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