This also meant the end of 2,000 years of feudal system in the country. Born in Guandong and died in Beijing in 1925, his remains were transferred to Nanjing in 1929 where he was buried. A majestic mausoleum was erected in his honor at Zhong Mountain Scenic Area.
To get here, you can
1. Take subway line 2 and get off Xiamafang Station.
2. Take the sightseeing vehicle to the site.
It takes around 5-10 minutes up the mountain. Tram fare is 5 RMB One-way.
After the entrance is a wide open space where tour groups usually gather before they start going up the steps. This is where the first memorial archway is located. After the archway is a 480-meter passage adorned by pine trees on both sides. At the end of the passage is a Frontispiece standing around 16.5 meters high consistent with the design and blue roof of the archway.
Through the frontispiece is a pavilion. It's either you go through it or around it to get to the next section.
The 392 steps look easy at first but could prove tiring if you don't pace yourself. The trick is to occasionally pause for air and look back to enjoy the view below. It was sheer joy once we reached the base of the Sacrificial Hall. From here you can see the extent of the complex as well as the city from afar. The view is scenic indeed.
THE SACRIFICIAL HALL
We then queued to enter the Sacrificial Hall.
Inside is the 4.6-meter high stone statue of Sun Yat Sen at the center of the hall. Taking pictures is not allowed inside the hall and there are guards making sure that is implemented. I was able to snap a shot at the doorway though before I was finally reprimanded by one of the guards. Proper dress code is also observed. No sleeveless shirts and shorts allowed. Good thing I had a spare polo shirt with me that day.
For everything that he stands for especially democracy, I have highest respect to Sun Yat Sen and being here is an overwhelming experience.
is free, including Fraternity Square, the Mausoleum Passage, Entrance
to the Mausoleum, the Stele Pavilion, the Sacrificial Hall and the
Burial Room; |
The Open-air Music Hall is CNY 10.
The Linggu Scenic Area is CNY 35.
Xiaoling Mausoleum of the Ming Dynasty is CNY 70.
|Opening Time:||08:30-17:00; |
10:00-17:00 on November 12 (the birthday of Dr. Sun Yat-sen);
The Sacrificial Hall and the Burial Room are closed every Monday.
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