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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Ranked #10 of 281 attractions in Nanjing
Type: Mountains, Parks
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Plenty to see here. Plan to walk miles and see many things and plenty of beauty in the spring. Not a lot of old stuff here but this is part of the national park with many days of sightseeing needed to see it all.

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Shanghai, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

After multiple bus transfers (a couple within the 'mountain zone), we gave up ever trying to make it to the cable cars and discovered that walking was five times faster than bus. Totally disorganized and private cars made a complete mess of the park - should be regulated. Visited the villa of Song Mei-ling, which was a pleasant escape from... More

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Shenyang, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The picture that shown above that has many stairs and building on top of it is actually "zhongshanling" not really purple mountain although the place is inside the area of purple mountain.. purple mountain is a huge place where there are many tourism places that you can choose like zhonshanling, observatory, mountain peak, etc.. there is two choices if you... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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234 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The view from the top was okay, but the walk up was very very long and tiring, especially considering the winter weather. However, we had to share the mountain with a large number of tour groups, making the viewing platforms extremely crowded, and this detracted from the overall experience.

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Beautiful park, you can take a strenuous hike and get some great views. If it is smoggy, the view is quite diminished.

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Perth, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Went out to Purple Mountain - interesting but really too busy to enjoy! The leaves are just starting to turn red but it is difficult to walk up the mountain as so many people are jostling to also do the same thing. A long way out - so probably wouldn't bother again!

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melbourne
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I can't express the experience of being on the mountain, such a tribute to intelligent environmental care as well as to natural beauty. I was fortunate to have a moderate autumn day for my visit, and the mountain governs the mausoleum and monuments.

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Melbourne
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53 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

There are many parts to the Purple Mountain (& I'd refer you to the map and various reviewers on TA ) and it's probably of no benefit to try and cover every inch. If time is an issue then select a few sites and just enjoy what it has to offer. For me, the avenue of animals is a must... More

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Hangzhou, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Purple Mountain is a great place for walking and enjoying nature and greenery that being close to the city proper is a rarity in most Chinese cities except Hangzhou.

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