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Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty

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Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Reslimpan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Jordan_McAlister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank KatePnz
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Really worth visiting as you can have an idea how grand is the tomb a Ming Dynasty King have in China. Beautiful area surrounding it inside Nanjing.

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 20 July 2018

You need a long time to get the best out of visiting this tomb. Right in the middle of a very green park. Very unspoilt and really well cared for. Just amazing

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

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

Thank nutsgougou
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank rahmadimd
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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

Thank brwnxpng
Reviewed 7 June 2018

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

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