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Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum

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Location: Nanjing
Address: 1 Zhongshanling Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210001
Fee: 80 Yuan/ticket
Operation: 7:00 18:00, Monday Sunday
Route: Bus: No. 9
Tourist Bus: No. 1, 2, 3, 9, and 20
Taxi: All cab drivers know the address

Phone: 86-25-8443 7786 or 8443 7186
Email: juzhang@zschina.org
Website: http://www.zschina.org

Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is situated at the southern foot of Zhongshan Mountain. Lying on the lower portion of the mountain, it looks out into the plain comprised of an elongated passage way immersed in the lush surroundings. Covering an area of over 133 hectares, the mausoleum was designed by Lu Yanzhi, an outstanding Chinese architect who was concurrently the architect of the tomb. The construction of the mausoleum started in 1926, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen's coffin was subsequently moved there in the of 1929 from Beijing.

Traveling along the marble road towards the mausoleum, you will first arrive at the half-moon square south of the mausoleum. Then at the entrance to the mausoleum you will see the great marble memorial archway. Through it extends the Passway of 480 meters long and 40 meters wide. Situated on the Passway is the Frontispiece combining three archway gates encased in copper. Four Chinese characters written by Dr. Sun Yat-sen are inscribed on the doorways that translates to "The World Belongs to All", which signifies the cause he struggled for during his life.

Passing through the Pavilion, you will next come across the sacrificial hall and in the center of it, you will find a big statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen with a firm and sincere look on his face. Caressing an open book on his lap, he seems to be contemplating the present and future states of China. Surrounding the statue are sculptures demonstrating the revolutionary leaps that the giant had taken during his life. The texts etched on the walls reminded the visitors of his famous writings that embodied his political and philosophical ideologies.

The forever resting place of Dr. Sun Yat-sen is in the circular coffin chamber north of the sacrificial hall. This tranquil area marks the remains of this great revolutionary and leader.

Highly recommended. As The Father of Modern China recognized by both the mainland and Taiwan, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum is well respected by all Chinese people. The mausoleum has received the highest score 5-AAAAA as a national tourist attraction.

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