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Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen & Linggu Temple

 Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen

Dr. Sun Yat-sen was the founder of the Republic of China. He is respected as the Father of China. Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen is located in Nanjing, facing south. There is a vast plain in front of it and green mountains behind it. Construction of the mausoleum began in 1926 and was completed in 1928. The mausoleum comprises a set of archetectures.  From the lower to upper sections there are Bo'ai Fang, mausoleum way, mausoleum gate, stele, stone stairway, platform, memorial hall and grave. The whole construction is well ordered showing strength and solemnity. Pine trees surround the mausoleum. The view here is beautiful and majestic.

  • Nanjing-Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen
  • Dr Sun Yat-sen, Mausoleum of Sun Yat-sen, Nanjing


Inside the memorial hall there is a statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen made of Italian white marble. On the wall of the hall there is a basso-relievo of the revolutionary deeds of Dr. Sun. The grave has a vault and marble balusters around. A white marble statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen lies on a marble coffin. His remains lie beneath this statue.

The mausoleum, as a whole, with its sea of trees and red bricks, will give you a deep impression.

Admission Fee :

Free for Dr Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum (starting from Nov. 12, 2010);
CNY 10 for the Musical Paltform

Transportation :

a. Take Bus No. 9, 20, 315 or Tourist Bus No. 1, 2, 3 and get off at Zhongshanling stop;
b. Take Subway Line 2 and get off at Zhongshanling Xiamafang station.

 Linggu Temple

Linggu Temple is located in the east of the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen with an overall area of 2,036 square meters (0.5 acre). The surroundings are very attractive. Maples and roburs can be found everywhere around this temple. Every year in late fall, the colorful sceneries are pleasant to eyes and make people fully relaxed.

There is a Wuliang Hall (hall without girder) in Linggu Temple. Built over 600 years ago, it is constructed purely of bricks - using no wood at all, hence its name. The entire structure is firm and solid.

Admission Fee: CNY 35
Transportation:
a. Take Tourist Bus No. 2 or 3 and get off at Linggu Temple;
b. Take Subway Line 2 and get off at Linggusi Zhonglingjie station.

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