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Ruins of the Ming Palace

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Nice Walk in the centre of the City.

If you have been to the Museum nearby and feel like a walk in a quiet place, this is excellent. As... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
Amazing history

Enjoyed walking through this site - everywhere was spotless and one could easily imagine the days... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Regina L
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Nov 27, 2018
“Nice Walk in the centre of the City.”
Oct 29, 2018
“Amazing history”
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No.311 Zhongshan East Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210000, China
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

If you have been to the Museum nearby and feel like a walk in a quiet place, this is excellent. As a tourist venue, and it does not make many claims about this, beyond being a garden area you can sit in, it is not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Enjoyed walking through this site - everywhere was spotless and one could easily imagine the days when it was the real Palace

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Regina L
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This park has palace ruins such as a large gate, bridges, and some pieces of columns. It is nice to walk around and people watch. It is next to Ming Gu Gong metro station and near Nanjing Museum and the Presidential Palace. Not a must...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Calvin C
Reviewed December 27, 2017

There is nothing much left of the original palace. Nonetheless, its a long walk from point to point of the original palace. The original pillar base are the only ones left of the original structure. With that one can only imagine the vast expanse of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank NinoLeeZhongPing
Reviewed September 21, 2017

There is hardly anything left of the palace, other than some rather unidentifiable stones, but the park the ruins sit in is still well worth a stroll, if only to people watch and take a peaceful break. You can climb the vast Meridian Gate at...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Nothing much to see. However, you can see the daily activity of the Nanjing people. No closing time. There is an information board to explain about the place

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank t16mytm
Reviewed April 7, 2017

We started with the park on the same side of the metro as this had an official looking gateway and the crowds seemed to be heading this way. This turned out to just be a locals park with some stone plinth bases scattered in the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Victoria O
Reviewed March 6, 2017

This palace was built in the IV century to the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty Hun, who made Nanjing its capital. Unfortunately, time and many enemies, was not spared the palace. All that is left up to the present time - is ten marble...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 475vladimirm
Reviewed January 28, 2017

If you didn't want to visit the ones in Beijing, this is the next best option. The stone animal walk way, is very similar to the one in Beijing but there is also a landscaped garden / park with a few pavilions which is nice...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Lilijp03
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Had a lady approach us asking to see if we need a private tour guide. For 100 yuan I decided it's fine. Wow! She was an encyclopedia on steroids! Lots of historical tales and it's relation to the structures, design and layout of the land....More

Date of experience: December 2015
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