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Address: No.292 East Changjiang Road, Baixia District, Nanjing 210018, China
Phone Number: 025-84578718
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Know a little about China before Chairman Ma

Good to see if you want to know who was in Charge before Chairman Ma. Great to see that they are preserving some history in China even though most of China is becoming a concrete... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Good to see if you want to know who was in Charge before Chairman Ma. Great to see that they are preserving some history in China even though most of China is becoming a concrete Jungle.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The number of visitors currently in the palace grounds is displayed at the entrance - we were there with well under a thousand others , and thoroughly enjoyed three hours in grounds and buildings . A friend who lives locally told us that there are sometimes ten times as many present - I do not imagine we would have enjoyed... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The palace is important for the collective memory of Chinese people, as it refers to their post-imperial decades. The explanation in English was good, but at the information desk is was very poor. We had this experience everywhere in this town.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had the luxury of visiting with a couple of local colleagues from Nanjing. There was a great mix of both some older architecture, as well as a look into more modern (pre-Mao/revolution) buildings, as well as to some insight into the government prior to the change over to communism.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Huge structure where u can understand china history and importance for authorities..loved it the structure of the building snd composing of the palace

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Macau
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The palace was covered in a landmark and have too many blocks. Did explained everything about the end of dynasty and the modern China. Respect those who have relentlessly make the utmost effort to changed China

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

bit old and in need of some repair. not that much english. but pretty and an interesting look at a place that has seen a varied about of people and history

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Shanghai, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

The Presidential Palace, although with roots going back centuries, today has been established as a museum predominantly to highlight the 20th Century history of government in China. With such a complex history across provinces, with various international 'interests' knocking at China's door and with internal strife a common occurrence, the Presidential Palace does a good job of piecing it all... More 

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Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The string of buildings and corridor along the main axis look pretty modern. But as you explore the side wings, the architecture gives way to traditional courtyards, decorated wall partitions, living quarter of concubine. Wrapped around the compound perimeter are the gardens. Lovely gardens with pond, pavilion on water, willow, and western landscaping etc. My personal favourite is the stand... More 

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Nanjing, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Caught the subway there. Had a nice couple of hours wandering around. An interesting photo display on China's history with English captions. Couple of pretty ponds. Our young kids enjoyed playing amongst the rock gardens otherwise they were mostly bored. Entry cost is 40rmb or free with the park card and for children. Can have lunch at 1920 area or... More 

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