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Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty

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Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

For me, the tomb itself is not that interesting but the stone animals which guarding the tomb at the Sacred Way make this tomb different from other.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ltp_BKK
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Whilst not as awe inspiring as I thought it would be, this is still a site worth visiting. The entry fee for us was 70RMB each which is pretty cheap in the scheme of things. Lots to see whilst you are there and plenty of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Simon G
Reviewed 27 November 2018

This is a bit outside the city, really a large park with buildings and various statues in it. Lovely in the autumn because of the many trees, the tombs are imposing and worth visiting, and the avenue with the stone animals really delightful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KirkieClare
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Went here with a private tour guide for a few hours on a Friday afternoon after arriving in Nanjing. It is part of beautiful, expansive grounds at the base of Purple Mountain. We really enjoyed walking the grounds , seeing the impressive statues and architecture,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The best part about this tomb is the street of carved animals leading up to the tomb. The tomb it’s self is just a building you walk into and nothing much to see. I think the other attractions on purple mountain are much more enjoyable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank delaney_clark16
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the site after Sun’s Mausoleum, it was okay, not impressive as depicted in the traveling documentary. I am guessing because of my previous visit to Xian, which diminishes the historical significance of this place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The Xiaoling Tomb shows some modesty vs the one in Xi’an but is nevertheless worth a visit. It is tomb Hongwu Emperor, the founder of the Ming Dynasty. The real attraction is the sacred way which includes the elephant road with 12 pairs of 6...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Reslimpan
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Visiting the Xiaoling Mausoleum of the Ming dynasty was one of the highlights of our time in Nanjing. My partner and I spent the whole day on the massive Purple Mountain complex, seeing Sun Yat-sen‘s Tomb and the observation tramway. I feel that all three...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jordan_McAlister
Reviewed 24 August 2018

It was 37 degrees and I was really struggling in the heat but the pictures I had seen of the animals lining the kilometre long route to the Ming Tomb kept me going. They were worth it. Pairs of animals and non-animals life-size and bigger...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KatePnz
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Really worth visiting as you can have an idea how grand is the tomb a Ming Dynasty King have in China. Beautiful area surrounding it inside Nanjing.

Date of experience: July 2018
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