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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

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Address: Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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US$213.00*
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Nanjing Sightseeing Day Trip from Shanghai by Train
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 battles with enemies from the past. Make sure you pack the water, or buy one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and even for wheel chair bound persons there is access. You just need to plan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Nanjing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 be found at the exit point on the ground level. My trip was entirely based... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the top. I went there with cold and moist air. It was filled with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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, but if you like parks and history, do visit purple mountain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

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

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 too confident in taking public transport and choose to take a taxi, you will find... More 

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