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Ming Tomb (Míngxiàolíng)

Ming Tomb (Míngxiàolíng) Review

One of the largest and most important burial mounds in China, this is the final resting place of Emperor Hong Wu, the founder of the Ming Dynasty. Born a peasant and orphaned at a young age, he became a monk and eventually led the army that overthrew the Yuan Dynasty, making Nanjing his capital in 1368 and building its mighty walls. You approach the tomb along the Spirit Way, flanked by auspicious stone lions, elephants, camels, and mythical beasts. Winding paths make the area around the tomb perfect for strolling.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Mingling Lu, on Purple Mountain Nanjing, 210029 | Map It
  • Cost: Y70 (includes Plum Blossom Hill and Sun Yat-sen Botanical Park)
  • Hours: Daily 8–6
  • Location: Nanjing
Updated: 05-28-2013

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