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Private Flexible Nanjing City Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train
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Private Flexible Nanjing City Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Group tours can often be rigid and impersonal experiences. Enjoy a more personalized experience with this private tour of Nanjing. Travel from Shanghai by bullet train and let your guide know your personal preferences for the day. Explore such landmarks as the Confucius Temple and Heaven Palace, and enjoy an included lunch.
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Sara S wrote a review Jan 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma819 contributions155 helpful votes
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 There are many displays of historical documents and artifacts at this place that history buffs would find interesting.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Lupdub wrote a review Nov 2019
San Diego, California156 contributions38 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Stephen C wrote a review Oct 2019
942 contributions120 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Synthomer wrote a review Nov 2018
Shanghai, China104 contributions29 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: November 2018
David T wrote a review Oct 2018
Singapore, Singapore228 contributions13 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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