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Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty

Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
+86 25 8444 6111
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Good place to understand the past

Good place to see the tomb of the ming dynasty. Great walk. Do not expect to see the real tomb... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Great World heritage site, but musuem of the tomb too far away

This tomb is close to top of the Purple Mountain where the Sun Yat Sen Memorial is. For this reason... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
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Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
+86 25 8444 6111

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Good place to see the tomb of the ming dynasty. Great walk. Do not expect to see the real tomb. Before reaching the tomb, walk along the sacred path.

Thank t16mytm
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This tomb is close to top of the Purple Mountain where the Sun Yat Sen Memorial is. For this reason and also the fact that the Ming tomb and its grounds are on the World Heritage list, it is definitely worth a visit. However, as...More

Thank ptseng
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Pros: nice views, some informative display plaques. Cons: gruelling in the summer heat, especially for the elderly/ physically unfit/ disabled; not much to see; severely overpriced; a great hassle to get to and from this place.

Thank YKitK
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Purple Mountain is wonderful. Plan a whole day to see the tombs, walk the Sacred Way and hike. "Busses" are really helpful in getting from site to site, but walking works too. You are at altitude, so take it easy - another reason to plan...More

Thank AllyG520
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I went there in March. It's a really unique site to go to. Go there with a guide who can tell you the stories behind it if you're into history kind of thing. The whole area is packed with tourist attractions. Go there if you...More

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The tomb is an interesting site. Our local guide helped bring it to life, letting us know all of the rich symbolism throughout the site. The attention to detail in the well manicured park was amazing. It's a great place to visit.

Thank Brandon G
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the World Heritage Site in May. The place was in fresh green and peaceful quiet. We had a big round walk from path of stone animals, officials and generals to the Emperor's tomb palace. Through a stone way in the forest next to...More

Thank R H
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a really nice Tomb, I have been to several in China, and this is one of my favorites. It is on the side of a hill, so it offers a nice location. It is a bit of a hike from the entrance inside...More

Thank Cameron C
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I had seen pictures of this place, but I wanted the experience of actually visiting it. The place was meant to inspire awe and it does! The pathway up to the tomb is lined with giant stone animals, and there are several gates that take...More

1  Thank nickpolson18
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank Benson C
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