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The Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum and the nearby Linggu Temple are not only considered to be the important places as part of the culture and history of China, but also regarded as the construction of the great ecological importance and natural beauty. Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum, located in the Zhongshan Mountain and constructed in 1926, is an exemplifier of the architecture of the Republic of China. Covering an area of 80,000 square meters, the outlet of the Mausoleum is in a shape of an alarm bell, standing for "Perpetual ringing of the alarm bell to arouse people". The Guide of History for Mausoleum has a brilliant achievement for Dr.Sun Yat-sen’s.

People always explain its cultural position in the contemporary history of China by terming its "Half of the history of the Republic of China." One of the memorial buildings at Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is the open-air Music Stage; the Stage's closeness to nature makes it one of the most distinctive music stages in the world. Towering, ancient trees as well as serene zigzagging paths characterize the scenic area of Lingugu Temple. Osmanthus trees are exceedingly common in the area and each autumn, the Linggu Temple is permeated with strong fragrance of osmanthus flowers.

Over the last three decades, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum has witnessed enormous changes. Tourists to Nanjing usually visit the mausoleum and pay their respects to Sun Yat-sen, the great revolutionist. Endowed with rolling hills, a vast sea-like forest, many sights and rich resources, the mausoleum is majestic and magnificent. With the unique and successful design, the mausoleum has been dubbed "the First Mausoleum in the History of Modern Architecture ".
How to travel in Dr.Sun Yat-Sen’s Mausoleum, Here are some guide information about Dr.Sun Yat-Sen’s Mausoleum. The detail is following:
Address: Lingqianlu, Xuan Wu District, Nanjing
Admission Fee: CNY 80
Opening hours: 08:30 a.m-17:00 p.m
Contact Hotline: 86 25 84446111

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Name:Questions about Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum Reply

Is the Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling) in Nanjing the real tomb for Dr. Sun Yat-sen? Is his body buried inside or it is just a memorial hall? Can people see him in the coffin, like in Mao’s Mausoleum?

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Yes, Dr. Sun’s body is buried in the Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum in Nanjing. The mausoleum is open to the public for tourists to show their respect to him, but you cannot see his body.