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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 view of Nanjing

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Jasna M
Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Hein W
Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Living in China, I often find myself missing nature walks. This was such a beautiful, foroested, quiet place. I loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Spent a good afternoon wandering around Purple Mountain. Lots of different areas to see. The actual Mausoleum was a bit disappointing, which was reflected in the amount of time, even the local people spent in there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is a mountain full of history: The Ming tombs, the Sun Yatsen Mausoleum and nice parks. But do not underestimate the distances. From the Ming tombs to the mausoleum it is a stiff walk of about 30 minutes. You can use the small buses that circulate there, but on weekends and holidays there will be lots of people queuing... More 

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Redmond, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a real neat place. We made the main hike up the stairs, wish we had more time to see more of the area (there seems to be soooo much more to explore. Only downside is summer time in China - about 90F and 300000% humidity (true story)

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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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