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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

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Address: Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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This was worth every step and absolutely majestic. I was so thrilled to be there and take in all the views. You should go if you are in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was worth every step and absolutely majestic. I was so thrilled to be there and take in all the views. You should go if you are in town.

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Geelong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Absolute bush and green surroundings, very busy on weekends but lots to see, spend a whole day walking and exploring this area.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

One of the most majestic mountains! Takes an least an hour for an experienced, strong, and confident hiker to hike to the top! At some part, you need to take the bus and get off at the right stations otherwise, you need to walk for a LONG WAY to get to the next station...you can take the tram at a... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A nice place to go for a walk and good that it is that close to the city. We went on saturday and there were many singing groups

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Hong Kong Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Extremely well preserved area with Ming Tomb, SYS Mausoleum and a number of other memorials/tombs of founding members of modern China. Efficient golf carts go around the area, which are some 5-10 minutes apart.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was a pretty nice visit, though it was a cloudy day. I had read online about several temples and sites, such as Dr. Sun's mausoleum that were on Purple Mountain. However, we didn't see any of these things; I'm not sure if there are different routes and down the mountain, but the one we took was quite scenic. We... More 

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Cornwall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the lovely park to visit there is a little train that can take you around as well, there is many steps to reach the top so you really need to be reasonably fit. There are toilets at the top, The view is beautiful, you will need a few hours to enjoy this Park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I rated this four stars, but it is not a destination in-and-of itself. Trip Advisor often presents the same site in multiple ways, which may lead you to believe they are separate destinations. Such is the case here. This is more of a locale in which actual spots are located. You will most likely come, because this is where the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's a good way to spend an afternoon, head out there and see the various sites. However getting back can be a real pain.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

amazing views, can walk or get cable car, we did cable car, relaxing and a gentle way to appreciate the view. though looking back at photos you can see the smog

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Additional Information about Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

Address: Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Nanjing
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 3

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