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We had a wonderful time in Tibet. We have learned a lot about this unique destination because of the wonderful guide Degyi who is so knowledge and always available towards our tours. We stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, and we would never imagine a Tibet travel could be so nice and amazing without the help of Degyi.

Also, thanks a lot to our Tibetan driver Mr.Wongdun for his safe driving and a good sense of service along the way.

We shall return Tibet in the near future!

P.B. and A. A - Europe
Tibet Travel

June 2018 (Private Tibet Journey from Kathmandu)



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The Ming Tomb of Nanjing Located at the southern foot of Mount Zijin in the eastern suburb of Nanjing, is the burial site of Zhu Yuanzhang (1328-1398, reigned 1368-1398), the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty. It is an architectural masterpiece that represents the paramount craftsmanship of the Ming Dynasty.

The Ming Tomb of NanjingWith an area of 3 square kilometers, the mausoleum is within the boundaries of a national park containing Dr. Sun Yat-sen's mausoleum. The park covers an area of 31 square kilometers. Construction of the tomb started in 1381 and was completed in 1413, taking more than 30 years to finish. From Xiama Archway (dismount horse site), the entrance of the mausoleum to Treasure City, where the Underground Palace lies, it extends over 3000 meters in length. All constitute a large area of tomb relic culture with great historical significance.

Xiao-ling Mausoleum embodies the ancient Chinese philosophic thinking of unity of The Ming Tomb of Nanjinghumans and the universe. It inherited the advantages of the systems of imperial mausoleums of the Han (206BC-220AD), Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties, while creating a new system of its own. The system developed during the construction of Xiao-ling became the general structure of mausoleum architecture for more than 500 years. As a result, Xiao-ling has been the leading mausoleum system in the Ming and Qing dynasties, possessing a fabulous and cherished position in the development of Chinese imperial mausoleum. On July 3, 2003, Xiao-ling Mausoleum was inscribed on the list of World Heritage by UNESCO.

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