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The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

Nanjing City, Jiangsu, China

About The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum (Zongshan Ling) near Nanjing is the grand final resting place of the first leader of the Republic of China.

Sun Yat-sen (1866 –1925) took a leading role in overthrowing the Qing Dynasty and establishing the republic, then becoming its first president in 1912. However, he was removed from office soon afterwards.

The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum is vast and impressive. Nestled in the Purple Mountains, it is reached by 392 steps and has a striking blue-tiled roof. Inside, the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum houses the body of the “father of the nation” together with several statues depicting him.