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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

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Address: Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Climb the mountain by foot, or by one of the electrical mini-buses for 10 RMB. The walk in this sub-tropical forest, lots of Bamboo trees, tiny water streams, and the Mausoleum at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Climb the mountain by foot, or by one of the electrical mini-buses for 10 RMB. The walk in this sub-tropical forest, lots of Bamboo trees, tiny water streams, and the Mausoleum at the top. You don't have to climb all the stairs to the top, but if you like parks and history, do visit purple mountain.

Thank david88
Sindh Province, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved walking on that quite paths and climbing stairs in jungle. ❤ and those beautiful statutes were amazing.

Thank Anna A
Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Purple Mountain area of Nanjing contains a plethora of scenic spots and tourist attractions. Once you are in the park area it's worth purchasing a ticket for the small shuttle buses to take you between locations. Here is the problem, if you are not too confident in taking public transport and choose to take a taxi, you will find... More 

Thank sflsenglish
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can buy a combines ticket at the gate. We caught a taxi up there due to limited time and it was very cheap. Best time is autumn, was a bit hot in September. Lots of walking involved from each attraction so not for the unfit. Some stairs and uneven ground so not wheelchair friendly.

Thank StepandMel
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Want to have a walk uphill, see some views of the city (if pollution allows), an astronomical observatory, nature, a Ming dynasty tomb, a mausoleum and much more? Then spend a day there. I was not aware it was so full of things and I discovered one after another. I am afraid I have missed some, but I strongly recommend... More 

Thank El_Errante_42
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Purple Mountain area probably requires 4-6 hours depending on just how much you want to see. It has some lovely nature and architecture that should not be missed.

Thank GeneralShamu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Best place to visit, but you have to walk a lot to reach on the top. So have some drink with you for pleasant trip

Thank Cerina27
Carrollton, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Great chance to exercise, like a stair-master on steroids. Beautiful setting however it lacks a lot in substance once you reach the summit. Not a special destination.

Thank Mike E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

In this place, you can visit lots of historical buildings, such as Sun Yat Sen mausoleum and Sun Yat Sen Museum and other buildings. It's worth to climb, even though too many people come and visit during holidays

Thank Ana2228
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

A beautiful place that I highly recommend if you enjoy nature and a great view. It also leads the the well-known Sun Yatsun Memorial.

Thank Julianne H

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