Fodor's Expert Review Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

Nanjing Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Acknowledged by both the Nationalist and Communist governments as the father of modern China, Sun Yat-sen (also known as Zhong Shan) lies buried in a delicately carved marble sarcophagus, reached by a broad set of concrete steps rising up the hillside. His final resting place is the center of a solemn and imposing monument to the ideas that overthrew the imperial system. Steep trails wind around the pine-covered scenic area, which feels a world away from Nanjing's hyperkinetic buzz. The mausoleum gets crowded on weekends, so try to come during the week.


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Lingyuan Lu
Nanjing, Jiangsu  210029, China

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Rate Includes: Y80 (includes Linggu Temple and Pagoda)

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