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Ruins of the Ming Palace

No.311 Zhongshan East Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210000, China
025-84803110,025-84807135
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Ranked #69 of 281 attractions in Nanjing
Type: Historic Sites
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Luton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Either we went to the wrong place or the only thing left of the palace is the gatekeeper's lodge, which houses some art and artifacts. Expecting more, we went out of the back and were greeted with quite simply, gardens in which people were flying kites. Not worth the subway trip to get there.

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Shanghai, China
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This place is terrible. There just stone on the ground. It is not well kept and there is NOTHING to see! So I really suggest to never visit this area unless you have time to waste!! Skip it and you will save time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I remember on my last night, I decided to alight at every subway station on my way back to the hotel. At one of the stations, there was this park. Very interesting information about what it used to be. However, most of it is no longer standing. You can see children having skating lessons, like in any ordinary park.

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Toronto, Canada
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71 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

Decided to take a look since I was in the area. Otherwise don't go out of your way. The entrance to the park was promising. However the rest of the 'ruins' appears to just be stumps of what may have been plinths or columns? Hard to tell. It is free and it is interesting to see retirees dancing and practicing... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

There is pretty much a lack of existence of the supposed palace complex, other than a few half destroyed statues and foundation blocks. The government did, however, attempt to revitalize it with some modern statues and the likes. That aside, the success of the complex is in its attractiveness to the local population, who could scarcely find other open and... More

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Nanjing, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

"Ruins" is stretching it. Even the rubble is gone. It's a park filled with old people, which is nice, but stone stumps and a couple of garden gnomes don't cut it in China.

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Well worth a look. A step back in history. Visiting outside of winter, the tree-lined paths are impressive.

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