Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Nanjing

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  • Address: Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, Jiangsu, China
  • Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +86-2584446111
  • Ticket Price: 70 CNY
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Educational Site, Square, Family And Kids, Tomb, Unesco Site
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About Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Nanjing

You will truly experience imperial China when you visit the mausoleum of the Hongwu Emperor and his wife, the founder and first emperor of the Ming Dynasty of China. During his reign, the Hongwu emperor instituted military, administrative, and educational reforms that centeredpower on the emperor.

Highlights Include:

  • The Main Tomb of the Emperor and his wife
  • A walkway known as the ‘Spirit Way’, flanked on either side by stone animals. Each has an auspicious meaning and posture.
  • Gates like the Big Golden Gate, Square Walls and the Lingxing (Lattice) Gate are partially destroyed but are still standing.
  • Many stone tablets have important, elegant inscriptions engraved on them.

The magnificent scale and beauty of the mausoleum has made it a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.

Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum Information

  • Not handicapped friendly as there are lots of steps to climb.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.

How To reach Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum by Public Transport

  • Tourism bus 3, 20 or 315 to Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum.
  • Subway line 2 to Muxuyuan Station.

Restaurants Near Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum

  • Liu Changxing (Wei Kong)
  • WawaJiao Frog Hotpot (Jiefang Road)
  • NanJingDaPai Dang ZhongShanLing Dian

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Things to Know Before Visiting Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum

  • 95% of people who visit Nanjing include Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum in their plan

  • 50.28% of people start their Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum

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94.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum

People normally club together Purple Mountain and Xuanwu Lake while planning their visit to Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum.

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