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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

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Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

there is a chair lift, which you can use and reach to the top of the mountain. you can have a city view if there was no pollution that day (which is almost impossible to get clear view in China).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sulaman M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's possible to walk or take a tram up from Muxuyuan Subway Station. All of the attractions are accessible for a fee, so look up the ones you really want to visit. If you're intending to visit the Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum (which presumably everyone's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DougChan
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

One of the important landmarks of Nanjing . Be prepared to climb around 300 steps . It's worth it ! We got a clear day , so the view of the city of Nanjing was breathtaking . It also gives you the magnanimity of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank samkhan414
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This park is easily accessible by metro from Nanjing. We got there late afternoon so didn't get to see everything. Go earlier in the day especially if you want to walk between the historic sites. They also limit number of people at a time so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jammie82
Reviewed October 28, 2018

It's a great hike. Or catch the cable car. Potentially great views if smog/haze isn't too bad. The nature park is very nice

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cricketfanBB
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful area near Nanjing on a huge site. As with alot of Chinese parks they still have busy roads going through them and lots of shops. Very few English signs so take a translation app. If you are visiting the mausoleum, make sure you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Iain K
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This place is hige which involves lots of walking. Suggest to get a tour guide & private car to get to this place. Dr Sun Yat Sun mausoleum had a great view of nanjing which is rewarding at the end of your walk. Go to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fun8888
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ankyfire
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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September 19, 2018|
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Response from firminr | Reviewed this property |
Yes its possible better do the nanjing massacre first and then purple mountain .
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Response from hank_knows_nothing | Reviewed this property |
Muxuyuan station