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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 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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
78 helpful votes 78 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 helpful votes 23 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Hong Kong, China
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
87 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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