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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

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Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Purple Mountain park today and we believe it might be a bit overrated. I believe it is because we were finishing our tour around key Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuzhen so Nanjing was the last one on our way. After...More

Thank Oli S
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I took a cable car up, the view would be nice, but the smog made it kind of depressing. We were trying to find places of interest with the map on the top (Chinese only), but going downstairs, taking the one path, we didn't see...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

if the stairs at the great wall werent enough the previous week, we had to visit the purple mountain. there had to be about 400 steps up to the top but it was a great view. To get there make sure you take a didi,...More

2  Thank robnkim
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

I was happy to discover the place. Its a distance from the city though. Better take a DD or a taxi if you dont want to walk a lot. A mountain where the is much to visit. 😊

1  Thank Firmin R
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This place is eco friendly and very good for get a better view of Nanjing Town. It has memorable history for Chinese that never happened again. The place is well maintain by management. Recommended to visit in the morning or everything.

1  Thank MikeJuliya
Reviewed May 3, 2018

After spending the day walking so much I have to admit the sight of all of those stairs was disheartening hahaha. I let my husband walk up them and take photos for me. It was a very impressive view from the bottom and the top.

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Located on the east side of the city, it houses many historic sites and monuments. Lush green with natural beauty, you can enjoy here for long. You can reach top where Sun Yat Sen mausoleum is located. Be ready for long walk to enjoy flora...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

At the top of a forboding array of stairs that would make Rocky cry lies the tomb of Sun Yat Sen. (described by someone to me as the ‘George Washington’ of China) I was fortunate enough to be here in November so the weather was...More

Thank riodoc
Reviewed February 16, 2018

it was a sunny day. Many tours were there from school especially. Many other visitors were also enjoying the weather and especially everyone was enjoying to climbing the stairs going towards the statue of Dr. Sun Yat son. Overall it was a good day.

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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Went here for one full day, which wasn’t enough. To see everything I would recommend having two days at your deposition. The area is huge And contains monuments of people whose had and important role in the history of modern day China. Before your visit...More

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September 19, 2018|
Response from riodoc | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, assuming you have transportation. Purple mountain is a bit out of the city area where the museum is. When I was in Nanjing in November the Massacre Museuem had just closed for renovations. I am not sure how long... More
January 29, 2015|
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Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
Muxuyuan station