The Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum
The Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is located at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) in Nanjing. Dr. Sun Yat-sen is greatly honored as the main pioneer of the China democratic revolution and a great patriot in late 19th century and early 20th century. Following the liver cancer death and last wish of Sun in 12th Mar. 1925 in Beijing, his mausoleum site was settled in Nanjing, the capital site of the democratic revolution. The mausoleum construction lasted for three years and ended in the spring of 1929, was designed by Lu Yanzhi. The mausoleum covers an area of 85,000 square meters and is in a big bell shape which echoes to Sun's uncompleted wish of alerting and rousing the mass people to carry on the revolution cause. If only visit th Mausoleum, 1-2 hours will be ok. but the Greenery-embraced Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum also can contribute to a relaxing outdoor day tour together with the attractions such like Purple Mountain, the Ming Tombs, Linggu Temple, etc.