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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Ranked #10 of 282 Attractions in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Parks
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Kiev, Ukraine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The park is nice, the Maoselum ok, but the mountain is definitely not purple ) There is also a cable road nearby, but we did not find it )

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Marathon, Greece
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

this is an attraction you cant imagine that you will see there is a road and monuments to the left and the right very Special attraction and unique in the World thats why protected by UNESCO.... very nice place to walk, with nice gardens is a place you must see in nanjing

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Nanjing, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a great place to walk around and be alone a little and that hard to do in china. The view was great once i got up on the wall. That they just opened.

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Ningbo, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was by far my favorite part of my trip, a really vast area with many locations to visit. Make sure you plan ahead of which areas you want to visit, as it can take a long time to walk between them, or figure out the buses. Food and drinks can be bought in many locations, and the prices aren't... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

clarification: this mountain is not in any way related to purple. and it's not that much of a mountain either since it's so short. You can take the steps or the cable car up to the top where there's the observatories and there's visitor stuff at the top that you can look at that are in some way or another... More

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Nanjing, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It always troubles me, an expat living and working in China, to hear people complain about crowds in tourist sights. What else could they expect? China is a country of 1.6 BILLION people. When they want to see something without crowds (which they are very accustomed to), they get up early. I suggest foreign visitors do the same. As well,... More

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Shenyang, China
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76 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I went to the top of the mountain with a cable car, and the journey was scary to be honest. It's like an open cable car, so you can feel the wind, and the trees if it's tall enough. On the top of it you will see the beautiful scenery of Nanjing city and some observatories but only one is... More

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London
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16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Get on the little mini train at the bottom and make sure you get to see as a minimum Dr Sun Yat Sen's mausoleum and the Ming Tombs. Keep your eyes preened for the drives in the woodlands.

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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

This place is where you can find everything. It is huge and you must come here early in the morning to really enjoy the place. Climbing the stairs can be a struggle but the view is fantastic. You will feel that it is worth the effort. You can find cable car here as well if you're looking the best place... More

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21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The cable car ride is nice but do not expect great scenery; not well looked after. The top is much the same, not much to see, everything was quite unkempt. Other parts of the mountain itself is much better; so if you don't have the time, skip the cable car.

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