Meiling Palace

Meiling Palace, Nanjing: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Meiling Palace Reviews: 4/5

Meiling Palace
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BobbyGentry
Nanjing, China473 contributions
Meiling Palace (Zhongshan Mountain (Soong May-ling )) 美齡宮
Feb 2021 • Friends
Meiling Palace (Zhongshan Mountain (Soong May-ling )) 美齡宮
Beautiful former residence in Zhongshan Mountain, Nanjing.
Soong May-ling is an important historical figure with a fascinating family.
Written April 10, 2021
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Sara S
Oklahoma City, OK838 contributions
Beautiful Palace with Traditional Chinese and Western Style
Jan 2020 • Family
Located at the foot of the Purple Mountain, this palace was built in the 1930s and was once considered the No. 1 Mansion in the Far East. The palace’s exterior has a traditional Chinese style with its roof covered by green tiles and on top of the tiles more than 1,000 phoenixes are carved. However, as soon as you walk through the front door, you see luxurious Western-style rooms throughout the mansion. There are many displays of historical documents and artifacts at this place that history buffs would find interesting.
Written January 23, 2020
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Lupdub
San Diego, CA152 contributions
Good history lessons
Nov 2019
This museum is a history book about the legendary Madam Chiang. It offers a glimpse of the life of this important historical figure with a good collection of the artwork she had done. I was impressed by the aerial photo of the house. When the leaves turn yellow in the fall, the aerial view shows the design of a necklace with the house as the pendant. Very ingenious indeed!
Written November 14, 2019
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Stephen C
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Come if you want to know more about Soong Meiling
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is the house cum rest house for Soong Meiling and her husband Chiang Kai Shek.

The grounds are beautiful and is lined with maple trees. I can imagine that the autumn foliage colors will be very pretty.

This palace is worth a visit simply to find out more about the famous couple. Never knew that she was educated in Wellesley Woman College and was the original first lady of Republic of China, playing an active role assisting her husband when he was in power.
Written October 3, 2019
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Ian Anderson
Shanghai, China132 contributions
An outstanding building and and a remarkable woman
Nov 2018 • Couples
Probably the most beautiful house I have so far visited in China, home of Song Mei Ling, Chiang Kai Shek's wife and an important figure of the 20th century. Most of the text is in Chinese but I think they might offer English audio guides at the gatehouse but, if not, still worth a visit. The tearoom in the dining hall looked nice. The setting in the necklace of plane trees is remarkable. Make sure also to visit the nearby Ming tombs and Sun Yat Sen's mausoleum. The Zhongshan scenic area is easily accessible from line 2 (Muxuyuan or Xiamafang) and well signposted. The fit and healthy can visit all three sites on foot in 5-6 hourse (the mausoleum is a long climb upstairs). RMB 100 covers all three but you have to pre-register on the Internet to visit mausoleum (hotel can help you). A must see if you are in Nanjing
Written November 24, 2018
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David T
Singapore, Singapore232 contributions
Tribute to an amazing lady of her times
Sep 2018 • Family
Call me ignorant, but I never heard of the Meiling Palace before coming to Nanjing. I went in with a sense of skepticism (Is this yet another boring museum?) but left inspired by this lady who helped shape modern China.
There are many exhibits describing the life and contribution of Soong Meiling to the development of China. The museum also portrays a softer side of the First Lady, like showing replicates of her calligraphy and paintings.

Though bare by modern standards (say in comparison to the Presidential Palace in HCMC), one can sense how grandiose and exclusive this building was in the past. (Just imagine a house on the mountain where kings used to be buried and a long exclusive driveway!)

It is different from the various attractions on Purple Mountain, and definitely worth a visit.

Tips:
It is not wheel chair / baby stroller friendly.
Written October 22, 2018
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retiredhaha
Oahu, HI1,738 contributions
Opulent for that particular period
Sep 2018
It was included in the tickets we purchase, so we paid a short visit of the place. The exhibit is average, but with detailed description of Madame Chang Kai Shiek’s incredible life. The second floor has a mini theater and a cafe, along with display of an office, dining area. A 1930s Buick is promptly displayed in front of the residence as well. I would not call this place a Palace, rather a vacation villa in a beautiful surrounding.
Written September 18, 2018
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Garden_Designer43
Beijing, China132 contributions
Great! For a one hour tour.
Dec 2017 • Friends
Great! I learned so much about an inspirational Chinese woman (and her husband) who had strong ties with the USA..... This architectural treasure does not take much time to visit. For someone who is interested in history and willing to 'absorb' the exhibits and imagine themselves in the days of the early 1900's, it's a really interesting place. I felt like I was on the movie set, of a world war 2 movie.
Written January 8, 2018
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ak19000
Frankfurt, Germany129 contributions
Showing glamorous chines history
Dec 2017 • Couples
We liked it as it shows how chinas first couple at the end of the first half in the last century lived and also shows pictures and history of Mai Ling the glamorous wife of Chang Kai Shek.
Written December 1, 2017
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nickpolson18
Taizhou, China173 contributions
Beautiful mix of east and west.
Apr 2017 • Solo
From what I could tell, this place was a mansion built by a government official during the 20's. It is beautiful, and was included in the mult ticket I bought when I visited the Ming tombs. The building is well preserved and full of antiques. It definitely helps you get a feel for how the well to do lived in 1920's China.
Written April 25, 2017
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