Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum
Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is located in the Zhong Mountain Scenic Area. As Dr. Sun Yat-sen is the father of the Republic of China, it is considered the Holy land of Chinese people. Dr. Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) was a great forerunner of the Chinese democratic revolution. Dr. Sun led the Chinese to bring down the corrupt rule of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and ended 2000 years of the feudal monarchy system.
This tripod was the first place of the Zhangshan Mountain Scenic Spot which I visited. On the surface of the tripod there used to be 11 Chinese characters in Sun Yat-Sen's handwriting, but only 3 currently remain. The tripod was cast at Jinling arsenal in 1932. The three-tiered top protects a copper copy of the Filial Classics engraved by the mother of Dai Chuanxian, a veteran of the Kuomindang government.
Capital of Ten Dynasties
On the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province, served as the capital of ten dynasties. Surrounded by mountains & hills, it has beautiful landscape. It always be associated with Dec 13, 1937 - the day Japanese troops stormed into the political and cultural centre of China, mercilessly killing more than 300,000 people.
Nanjing is a great place to learn about China's tumultuous hisotry. Places of scenic & historic interest in the city include Dr. Sun Yat Sen's Mausoleum, Qinhai River Scenic Belt, Mausoleum of Ming Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, Confucious Temple, etc.
"Dr. Sun Yat Sen's Mausoleum"
Dr. Sun Yat Sen is China's democratic revolutionsit (1866-1925). This mausoleum was built in between 1926 & 1929 & is the burial site for Dr. Sun Yat Sen.
This is a place to commemorate Kong Zhi or better known as the Confucius, a well-known philosopher in the olden days. It was built in year 1034.
Now, it's transformed to a commercial place where you can taste a variety of traditional food.