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Presidential palace of Nanjing

No.292 East Changjiang Road, Baixia District, Nanjing 210018, China
025-84578718
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Ranked #7 of 282 Attractions in Nanjing
Type: Government Buildings, Museums, Architectural Buildings
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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Kingsland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Crickhowell
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Hong Kong, China
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is where the Nationalist government of China held office before they were forced to flee to Taiwan after losing the Chinese Civil War. It's a nice, big place where you can see the office of Chiang Kai Shek and others. Also, you can see where government officials greeting foreign visitors and held state dinners. It's a nice walking tour... More

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Olias del Rey, Spain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I didn't imagine that such place could be so nice. The gardens are amazing, calmed and very good to spend an afternoon there. The high number of rooms to visit, the architechture and the buildings in general are excellent... it worths the 40 RMB of entrance!

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Incheon, South Korea
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's easy to find it. It's next to 1912 and opposite the Nanjing Library. And it can be reached by metro so that saves you a lot of money on taxis, or time lost being stuck in traffic jams. I would not rate it as highly as other places like Yuhuatai, Confucius Temple or the Nanjing Massacre Memorial, but if... More

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Macau, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

At 90,000 sq.metres this is the largest modern history museum in China. Set in garden landscape dotted with open halls, pavilions, bridges, trees, terraces and provides an insight into over 600 years of history. Nanjing's position as capital of Southern China and its role throughout the centuries means there is much to see and absorb.

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Galway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is an excellent live review of the seat of the nationalist government which ruled China from 1911 until 1949. You are in the very rooms and halls where power resided and momentous decisions were made about China. While some English explanations are offered the context makes everything quite clear.

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