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Presidential palace of Nanjing

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Address: No.292 East Changjiang Road, Baixia District, Nanjing 210018, China
Phone Number: 025-84578718
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The presidential Palast is must seen in Nanjing. Of course it doesn't sound very interesting in the beginning but the garden is beautiful and even the historical part interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The presidential Palast is must seen in Nanjing. Of course it doesn't sound very interesting in the beginning but the garden is beautiful and even the historical part interesting. They have English text boards and a lots of pictures.

Thank MandelMiddenmank
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That one must seen sight in Nanjing, the gardens are beautiful and also the history part is actually really interesting. Maybe still a bit faltered but better than the most places i have been.

Thank cmky668
Athens, Greece
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Presidential Palace has a specific place in the hearts of Chinese people and it is considered a very important part of Chinese History. In order to understand better this place it is suggested that you read something about it prior your visit since there is no sufficient information in books of foreign languages sold there. The architecture and maintaining of... More 

1 Thank ThanosFot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spontaneously decided to have a look into this place because our friend really wanted to see it. It had a lot of historical artifacts inside about Sun Yatsen. Although everything was written in chinese most of the things were still interesting. Outside of the museum area there were the beautiful gardens. We were lucky to have had a nice... More 

Thank Mer v
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Presidential Palace was built during the Ming Dynasty about 600 years ago. Dr. Sun Yat Sen was sworn in as President in this building. It also served as a Japanese military headquarters during the Japanese war. This building depicts both Chinese and western influences in its design and building style. It also preserves the cultural and historical artifacts of... More 

Thank Eskay97
Nanjing, China
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

There is not a lot of information in English regarding all the historical context. However, the presidential palace is very interesting if you know a little about the time period. Otherwise, you can enjoy the grounds and the architecture.

Thank megcram
Athens, Greece
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Very interesting attraction and among the top-5 (imho) in Nanjing. It has many rooms with exhibitions providing a good overview of Chinese history, plenty of picturesque gardens and a beautiful lake. Definitely recommended. There is an admission ticket of 40 Yuan.

Thank Nikos A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

There are 3 parts, main lane, ancient site on the right and the modern site on the left! I had a better understanding of what I learned from textbook.

Thank Oli L
Beijing Region, China
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

This well informed and well maintained place should be higher ranking of this category. Private tour guide can be arranged on site and they use headset for listening what the tour guide is explaining so others won't be disturbed which I think very god idea. Entrance fee was RMB40 per adult which was OK price. A lot of restaurants, cafe... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Admission fee is 40 RMB At first, when you enter, you will think it is one big building. But it continues on to the back, then to both sides and it kept going and going. It has a pavilion, library, a pond, gardens, intricate stoned pavement with various designs, even a bunker they used for hiding during the war (Japanese... More 

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