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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

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Address: Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Great place for a day/weekend outing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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29 helpful votes 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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The Hague
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Zijin Shan (Purple mountain ) is a large area with very interesting things to see but also to relax. Walking, jogging.

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a very large area with many attractions, hiking, and activities. Do some reading on the park and plan what to visit in advance of the trip to the park. We hired a car to take us into and through the park and to stop at attractions of interest. The driver was very helpful.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nanjing : Dr Sun Yat-Sen's Mausoleum to Ming Tomb Scenic Area Ultra-modern Metro Line #2 to Muxuyuan station. Exit #1 with English sign "To Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum Beauty Spot". A large board of tourist map of Zhongshan Mountain National Park immediately outside Muxuyuan exit. Walk on Ninghang Gong Lu (road). Turn left at Lingyuan Road & walk a few meters... More 

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Beijing, China
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It's a great place to wander around with lots of beautiful sights. Most of the attractions up there are paid attractions, but there's plenty to see along the way. Sun Yatsen mausoleum in particular was a good experience.

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