Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum

The Mausoleum of Dr.Sun Yat-sen is situated on the southern slope of the Zijinshan Mountain (Purple Gold Mountain) in the eastern suburb of of Nanjing. The remains of Dr. Sun, who was a pioneer of Chinese democratic revolution was buried here on June 1, 1929. The mausoleum, shaped like an alarm bell, is built at the foot of the mountain. A feeling of respect may be aroused when climbing by the steps.

The Sacrificial Hall is the major part of the mausoleum, integrating the Chinese and western architectural styles. It is 29 meters high, 30 meters long and 25 meters wide. On the door of the hall inscribed the six characters of Nation, Civilian Rights and People's Life. There is a horizontal board and a statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, designed by a French artist, was instituted at the center of the hall. Six relief sculptures were carved at the base of the statue, on which the revolutionary activities of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen were recorded.

Besides, the resorts in the Mausoleum scenic area also include the Concert Platform, Liuhui Waterside Pavilion, Classics Tower and Guanghua Pavilion.

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