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Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

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Located at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) in Nanjing, China, the Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum was designed by Lu Yanzhi. The mausoleum was built between 1926 and 1929 and now it was listed as a 5A scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.

Sun Yat-sen, who became president of the Republic of China after the Qing dynasty fell in 1911, was buried here. He was born in Guangdong province, China on 12 November 1866, and died in 1925 in Beijing, China. He played an important role in Chinese history. He fought against the imperial Qing government, ended the monarchy after the 1911 revolution and founded the Republic of China, which made him the "Father of Modern China".

 

The Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is a combination of traditional imperial tombs and modern architecture. Facing the vast plain, surrounded by spectacle peaks and Guanghua Pavilion and other monuments, it was honoured as "the fist mausoleum in the history of modern Chinese building". 

 

There is a 30 metre long, 25 metre wide and 29 metre high sacrificial hall where tourists can learn about the biographical information about Dr. Sun. The sarcophagus of Dr. Sun lies north of the hall. And the 4.6-metre-high statue of Dr. Sun sits in the centre of the hall.