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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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Very beautiful !

It a long walk to get there and see everything but it's something that should be done ! It's amazing. It's the only authentic thing there ( old) .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Miss Chantal S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It a long walk to get there and see everything but it's something that should be done ! It's amazing. It's the only authentic thing there ( old) .

1 Thank Miss Chantal S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tomb was built for the emperor Hun, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, and his wife. The tomb was badly damaged during the Taiping rebellion in March 1853. However, the surviving fragments, allow us to speak about the greatness of this building.

2 Thank Vladimir M
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The area is closed to purple mountains and there can be a lot of people on weekend but on sunny day it is a good place to visit or have a walk around especially at this time of the year (February - March) where the cherry flowers are blossomed. There are good little street in the park for street food... More 

1 Thank Kat G
Vladivostok, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

1 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.

2 Thank Ben L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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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 

1 Thank HD_Lew

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