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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

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Address: Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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A big National Park with plenty to see

The whole Purple Mountain area is a developed national park with many sightseeing and overall leisure opportunities. It is a very popular spot among locals and tourists, therefore... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Athens, Greece
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94 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole Purple Mountain area is a developed national park with many sightseeing and overall leisure opportunities. It is a very popular spot among locals and tourists, therefore please have in mind that you might face some transportation problems when moving from one attraction to another. It might also require to walk a lot. Although there is public transportation, it... More 

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Everywhere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Purple Mountain on our second day in the city and had a nice relaxing day. Go to Muxuyuan Station on line 2 on the subway, and en just walk up the side of the mountain. It is not a hard walk (we did it with our backpacks on), and you can walk all the way up to the... More 

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Nairobi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had only seen this in pictures and was thrilled to finally be able to visit this attraction. The walk up the stairs was tiring especially as i was unfit at the moment but absolutely worth it. the views from the top more than make up for the walk. The site is quite crowded but in my opinion that adds... More 

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Beijing Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

A must see place in Nanjing. Good Nature walk and nice surroundings. Needs lots of energy to climb up the statue. Great view of the mountain and city once you reached the top.

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Bad Homburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

The park can be reached by metro. The are many tourist side in the par (mausoleum, temples, museums, etc), but the best thing is to walk of the beaten track. There are many small trails connecting the different sites, and the average Chinese tourist does not use them, so be prepared to walk alone through nice forest and breath relatively... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Absolute beautiful walk, however there's lots of stairs, but I believe there is a shuttle (probably costs) from the entrance to the bottom of the main stairway.

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Orpington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is a lovely place to go for a walk in pleasant woods and with great views at the end. I enjoyed this very much. Well worth a few hours walking around the area.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The are really a lot of stairs so be prepared! The view is amazing though. We didn't manage to climb all the way up because it was the middle of summers with temperatures around 40 degrees, no shade... But still enjoyed it!

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Nanjing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Purple mountains forms THE attraction scenery of Nanjing and is house for 3 attractions. Views are great and all are easy accessible. Plan your trips because you will not be able to visit all 3 in one day.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A lot of stairs to get to the top for a picture. Neat to see from top and bottom. Enjoyed having experienced.

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