Lien Chan failed a written test when he visited Kuomintang founder Sun Yat-sen's mausoleum yesterday. After paying his respects, Mr Lien followed the practice of many Chinese leaders and dignitaries by penning a piece of calligraphy. This was accompanied by his autograph and four Chinese characters meaning the 'beautiful mausoleum of Yat-sen'. Mr Lien then proudly displayed his work to journalists, tourists and Kuomintang delegates. But his writing failed to impress most mainland chat room users, who were busy arguing over what he had written, with some rating his handwriting as average. Mr Lien's handwriting might not be appealing but he is the hottest ticket in Nanjing . More than 3,000 chat room users left messages about his historic trip on the People's Daily website. Tickets for his address at Peking University tomorrow are also in demand, with some students willing to pay 1,000 yuan for a seat, the paper reported. But the university dismissed this as a practical joke, adding that students would be picked by random draw. State media reported that Mr Lien and his wife, Fang Yu, were staying at the presidential suite in the Jinling Hotel, which normally costs 25,000 yuan a day but was offered to Mr Lien at a special price of 16,000 yuan a night.