Beijing to Shanghai Sights

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum (Zhōngshānlíng)

  • Lingyuan Lu
  • Nanjing
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 02/08/2016

Fodor's Review

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 concerte 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.

Sight Information


Lingyuan Lu, east of the Ming Tomb, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210029, China

Sight Details:

  • Y80 (includes Linggu Temple and Pagoda)
  • Daily 8–5

Published 02/08/2016


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