Stone Statue Road elephants at Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Zijin Shan, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China (@ Ian Trower/Corbis)
- Twelve pairs of animals guard this road, followed by four pairs of warriors.""So why the elaborate security system?
- Construction of this mausoleum began in the late 14th century in honour of the first of the Ming Emperors.""Who is the man whose name means ‘vastly martial\?
- These well-ordered grounds would be a perfect place for another aristocratic elephant.""He\s one of the world\s most popular pachyderms
- Visitors who run the gauntlet of passing these stone sentries had better be fit.""There\s an 1,800m uphill climb to the top.