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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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+86 25 8444 6111
07:00 - 20:00
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What a beautiful park!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
Vladivostok, Russia
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Vladivostok, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

Thank AmLyne
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Ben L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

1 Thank Flymehigh
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank teturtia
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A good place to spend a whole day. Be prepared for lots of walking. To get up there you need to board bus #2 which cost RMB2. But is jammed pack and getting back is also another headache. We ended walking down the hill as the wait for the bus is almost eternal. Very disorganised.... typical of things in China...

1 Thank KC A
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

A huge complex in the nice park, not far from Mausoleum. There are several ways, one with the beasts, the other with generals, still other with mandarins; you better go through all of them on the way to the tomb, as it is very beautiful.

Thank Zeituni
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Entered via gate 5 after visiting Meiling Palace. There was a tomb museum near to the gate and the ticket entrance (which was quite hard to find) was just behind it. In sum, you would have to walk further in front and then turn right to make a U turn . the route towards the tomb was actually opposite gate... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This park which contains the Ming Tomb as well as the Sacred Pathway is stunning. The gardens are maintained to a higher level than any other I've seen in China and are magnificent, with many different garden areas and pavilions to discover. If you walk off the main tracks even in crowded times you can usually find peaceful places to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I went to this tomb with a colleague on his first visit to China. Even though it was my third visit, I still find the sight of the final wall and building to be breath-taking. Sadly it was pouring when we visited which detracted slightly from our enjoyment. However, it was a memorable visit and a must-see for anybody visiting... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is simply a beautiful area to visit. The walk up the mountain is lovely, and not too bad. The steps seem never-ending, but the view from the top toward Nanjing is worth it. So many things to see- I can't remember how many there were. Walking back down from the top is so pleasant on a warm day- lots... More 

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