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Presidential palace of Nanjing

No.292 East Changjiang Road, Baixia District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Ranked #7 of 286 Attractions in Nanjing
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Museums, Cultural
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Shanghai, China
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

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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Hong Kong, China
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Really enjoyed this landmark - the rooms are as they were at the foundation of the Republic of China and also the older emperor's throne rooms and gardens. We had so much fun at the shops and the photo studio too.

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Marathon, Greece
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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

in this place you can see many moments of the history of nanjing. the main building is very old and smell bad. there are not explanations in english for everything interesting place to visit if you have time

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This isn't really a luxurious palace (as in it's not plated with gold or platinum or whatever) but it still holds great historical value. And I emphasize 'historical' because history is the main part of this attraction (in other words, if you don't at least have a general idea of the history, you will not really understand much of anything)... More

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Long walk and can spend all day there - some food can be bought - but bring your own. This is great for pictures, but can not use the camera inside some of the buildings. There is no short-cut out of the park - lots of walking. Nice place. (I do not remember dates - I think it was in... More

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Nanjing, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Terrific gardens, spectacular when the plum blossoms are in bloom. Otherwise just mysterious nooks and crannies, and photos of puh bah of the past. Easy to access, on Metro Line 2, Daqinggong stop. Just a block from the Nanjing Library and a major expat supermarket, Carrefour.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Although it was difficult to make much progress through the grounds and buildings of the Palace, due to Spring Festival crowds, this was an interesting place for me as the Palace contained so much historical material from the early days of the changes that took place in China from the 1920s. It's best to visit on a less crowded day... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Huge place that you may need spend half a day. Entry fee is cny40 per person. The ticket is a postcard with 80cent stamp. Nice place to visit but lack of English wording.

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