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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

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Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year,my school organized a trip to Nanjing which was very unforgetable. We met together at the playground near the school gate.We went there by train. After we went to Nanjing.We visited the Nanjing museum which is the one of the largest museum in China.Our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Purple Mountain Observatory I went travelling in Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province, together with my family last summer. Accidentally, we found a treasure place for amateur astronomers, the Purple Mountain Observatory. The Purple Mountain Observatory is located on the Purple Mountain. It’s the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

Lots of steps to get to the top, but a beautiful view of the Nanjing area and of course the Sun Yatsen Mausoleum. Well worth the effort. The gardens were beautiful--could have spent an entire day here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 2thjockey
Reviewed December 14, 2018

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 303sulamanm
Reviewed December 4, 2018

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
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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
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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
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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