Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum: Watcher of the Tomb

Culture | by Aimee Groom
Posted: July 30th, 2011 | Updated: July 29th, 2011 | Comments

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Sun Yat Sen mausoleum_nanjing With its blue tile roof and white stone, Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is one of the most unusual of contemporary China's monuments. The colors may be a symbol of the Kuomintang, but the mausoleum continues to draw Chinese tourists in their thousands, a sign that the "father of modern day China" is still very much revered. (Continues after the jump... ) Draped up a hillside in Nanjing's lush green, Zijin Shan scenic area, it can be quite a challenging climb to the top in Nanjing's searing summer heat, but the views are spectacular and the surrounding area well worth an afternoon or more. Almost spilling into the north-eastern side of Nanjing, it's refreshing for such a large city in China to have so much green space just a few minutes away from downtown. This great image comes courtesy of Kyle Schroeder. Head to his Schroedes13 Flickr photostream for more.
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