Nanjing Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

  • Chinese Name: 中山陵
  • Add: Inside Zhongshan Scenic Area, Shixiang Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 南京市玄武区石象路钟山风景名胜区内
  • Opening Time: Monday, Tuesday-Sunday 08:00-17:00 throughout the year; New Year’s Day, Spring Festival, Ching Ming Festival, Labor Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, National Day 08:00-17:00 open; 1. Monday temple maintenance It is not open, you can only go to the mausoleum gate (if it coincides with a legal holiday, it will be open normally) 2. The world is public (Mausoleum gate) to the closing time of the sacrificial hall: 17:00-08:30 the next day
  • Tickets: 80 CNY
  • Tel: (+0086) 025-84433582
Nanjing Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum is located in the Zhongshan Scenic Area in the eastern suburbs of Nanjing, adjacent to Linggu Temple in the east and Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum in the west. The entire building complex is built along the mountain, arranged on a central axis from south to north, and the overall cemetery is in the shape of an “alarm bell”.

The overall distribution of Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum includes buildings such as Boaifang, tomb passage, mausoleum gate, stele pavilion, sacrificial hall and tomb. There is a tall granite archway in the entrance square of the mausoleum, on which are two gold characters of “fraternity”. Going north through Boaifang, there is a nearly 400-meter-long tomb passage, with a total of 392 stone steps and a drop of 73 meters. Walk along the tomb path to the mausoleum gate. The top is blue glazed tiles, and the four characters “The world is the public” are written on the forehead. Then enter the stele pavilion and continue forward until the sacrificial hall.

the steps

To reach the top of Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, you need to climb long steps, and there will be a platform for resting after each step. Here is a design visual technique, so that when you look from bottom to top, you can only see the steps but not the platform, and when you look from top to bottom, you can only see the platform but not the steps. You may wish to pay attention. There are two large tripods on the fifth platform, and one of the tripod walls still has a shell hole caused by the Japanese invasion of China.

sacrificial hall

On the top of the mountain is the main building of the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, the sacrificial hall, which is a palace-like building. On the top of the middle door is embedded a vertical forehead of “Heaven and Earth Righteousness”. In the center of the sacrificial hall is a seated statue carved from white marble, and six reliefs are engraved on the base.


There are two copper tomb doors in the sacrificial hall, and inside the door is a circular tomb chamber with a long tomb in the center. The tomb is not open to the public.

unique design

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum has a unique design and is known as “a classic in the history of modern Chinese architecture”. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum was designed by the famous architect Mr. Lu Yanzhi. It adopts the traditional Chinese mausoleum architectural style and combines western architectural elements. The whole building is magnificent and solemn. The main building of the mausoleum is composed of the sacrificial hall, tomb chamber and mausoleum gate, surrounded by mausoleum walls and turrets, forming a complete architectural complex. Visitors can climb the mausoleum wall and overlook the entire mausoleum and Zijin Mountain scenery.

profound cultural heritage

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Scenic Area has profound cultural heritage. Dr. Sun Yat-sen is an outstanding leader and revolutionist in the modern history of China. His thought and practice had a profound impact on Chinese history. In the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Scenic Area, tourists can feel the spirit and thought of Mr. Sun Yat-sen, and have a deep understanding of modern Chinese history and culture.

The natural scenery

The natural scenery of Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Scenic Area is beautiful. Zijin Mountain is one of the famous mountains in Nanjing, with majestic mountains, verdant trees and beautiful scenery. In the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Scenic Area, tourists can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Zijin Mountain and feel the beauty and magic of nature.

Around the Mausoleum

Outside the mausoleum complex, there are also memorial buildings such as the Music Platform, Guanghua Pavilion, Liuhui Pavilion, Yangzhi Pavilion, Sun Yat-sen Academy, Cangjing Building, and Xingjian Pavilion.

Nanjing Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

Nanjing Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

Nanjing Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

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Scenic food and drink

Since Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Scenic Area is a mausoleum park, food and drink sales are not allowed in the scenic area. Therefore, visitors need to bring their own food and drinks.

Scenic spot explanation:

The interpretation service center (at the entrance of the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum) and the tour guide service point of the Boai Square of the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum both provide guide explanation services. Line A: All lines (Xiaojing Ding, Boai Memorial Arch, Mausoleum Gate, Stele Pavilion, Sacrificial Hall) less than 30 people (inclusive), manual explanation is 95 yuan for 60-70 minutes, more than 30 people, manual explanation is 100 yuan for 60-70 minutes; Line B: Less than 30 people (inclusive) at the music station, manual explanation is about 45 yuan and 30 minutes, and more than 30 people, manual explanation is about 50 yuan and 30 minutes. Foreign language tour guides use wireless team guides to explain, 30 people in a group, 150 yuan/session, and the explanation time is 70-80 minutes.

Nanjing Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum