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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

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Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The whole mountain has many sites that tells a little bit about China's past. Lots of Greenery and walking paths for you to explore. Had a guide to help interpret the signage in Chinese. ,

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank ltdoan2014
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful place, there was a lot to see here and was very interesting. Be prepared to do quite a bit of walking to see everything but it is worth the walk.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank kevinbX2133KF
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a lovely mountain, best appreciated from the lake downtown. While the mountain is climbable, the path is rather steep and includes numerous stairs, which can be a bit too much to anyone not in shape.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Choose a day with low pollution and once you get to the top, it'll be worth it for the view. There is a lot to do on the site, just walk around and explore!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Stacia R
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a great place to visit. It was a warm day, and I underestimated the number of stairs, but with a bottle of water, and my guide we got to the top. Very culturally significant place for the local people who had some enormous...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our hike through the forest with some amazing photos hang on display. Lots of shops and restaurants if you have plenty of time to linger and enjoy a meal.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Mamafia
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This whole area is full of places to visit and explore! Ranging from a Ming Tomb to Monuments. If you really want to take time to go to all the attractions you will need at least 2 whole days. There is plenty of transportation available...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Westiekhoo
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great to get away from the city for a while, actually its very close to the city center, about 20 minutes taxi drive. Be ready to climb a lot of stairs though!

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Not good to go there on cloudy weather since you do not see nanjing city from top when it is cloudy.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank khiv869
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The mountain is big and full of many attractions. I did not hike up the mountain due to the unfavourable weather and was more interested in visiting the attractions instead. The mountain can be easily accessed via the subway- Muxuyuan (line2). The ticket counter could...More

Date of experience: October 2016
5  Thank HD_Lew
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20 September 2018|
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Response from firminr | Reviewed this property |
Yes its possible better do the nanjing massacre first and then purple mountain .
30 January 2015|
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Response from hank_knows_nothing | Reviewed this property |
Muxuyuan station