Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum

by jessica on May 2, 2013

Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum

Located in the the east suburb of Nanjing Zhongshan scenic area, south foot of the Zijin mountain east peak with its east is Linggu Temple and west is Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, the Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum is sun yat-sen’s mausoleum, who is the father of the republic of China and the Chinese democratic revolutionary pioneer. It became the first batch of national key cultural relics protection units in 1961 and was listed the first national 5 a grade scenic spot in 2007. Each building has achieved very good results in its body composition type, clour application, material performance and the detail processing; the tonal harmony has also strengthened the solemn atmosphere, featuring profound meaning and the grand finale, which is hailed as “first ling in the architectural history of modern China”.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum

Characteristic landscape there includes Kiosk of Trajan, Kangxi Imperial Stele Pavilion, Zhongshan College and Flow Badge Pavilions. Kiosk of Trajan also called mourning hall, is a fusion of Chinese and western architectural styles palatial architecture; Kangxi Imperial Stele Pavilion was created by Tan Yankai; Zhongshan College features construction area of 2800 square meters built on November 1994, it is around with lawn, planting osmanthus, camellia, plum blossom, Sabina chinensis, magnolia, cedar and other kinds of plants, which makes the environment quiet and elegant. Flow Badge Pavilions also called waterside pavilion is located in side between Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum and Linggu Temple. Its three sides face water, one side alongside land, with stone steps are connected to the shore. The length of the pavilion is 14 meters and width 10 meters, around side is 1m high concrete parapet roof with milky glass tiles and red columns, and all building is reinforced concrete structure.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum

Travel information: 1) Scenic area categories: cultural landscape; 2) Opening time: 7:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m. and don’t open on Monday; 3) Ticket price: free. 4) Playing time suggestion: 2-3 hours; 5) Best time to visit: spring time and autumn time and snow in winter also fires your imagination; 6) Ways to go there: take the city buses no.9 or city tour buses line1, 2, and 3 to Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum station parking lot.

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