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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

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Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

There are a series of spots and attractions in the Purple Mountain area and some shuttle buses to take you between locations as well. The most impressive spot is the Dr Sun Yat-Sen's Mausoleum. Climb the mountain along the stairs and the mausoleum is on...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank AlisaL225
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank david88
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Anna A
Reviewed 5 October 2016 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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank sflsenglish
Reviewed 3 October 2016

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank StepandMel
Reviewed 29 September 2016

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Christopher V
Reviewed 16 September 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

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 15 September 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mike E
Reviewed 17 August 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

Date of experience: August 2016
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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