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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Reviewed yesterday

Caught a taxi to the cable car for the 15 min ride up the mountain (100 Yuan cable car return). Great views of the Yangtze River and city of Nanjing to give you an idea of the scale of this 10 million plus person city....More

Thank MarkDip
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on a cloudy day and it was amazing because it made it super mystical. Even though the weather was rainy we enjoyed ourselves so much. There is a cable car, but we walked up the stairs which you would have to be in...More

Thank talia679
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time here! Very beautiful and the parks that surround the area are wonderful. Highly recommended.

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This area truly is interesting and the entire park will take you a couple of days (at least) to explore every nook and cranny and every path and sight. Most people come here for the Ming Tomb, The Sun Yat Sen Memorial and the Linggu...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We got dropped off at the wrong entrance but had planned on taking the cable cars up. Instead went to the mosuelum and hiked up to the top from there. It is not a hike for the weak hearted or non-exerciser. But we did it...More

Thank sunyswimpurch
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Coming down from this mountain was one of the hardest things we ever did. Let me explain. We decided to trek around, because the reviews warned us to be prepared for lots of walking. Nothing could prepare us for what we experienced. We wanted to...More

2  Thank norex2
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We've heard from Quite a few people that the Cable car has been stopped for repair for a period of more than a year, and the taxi driver was still not sure if it is started again after renovation, still we thought to pay it...More

Thank Rahul_R6342
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Yes, I can agree with the goods and the bads of these other reviews. Like most all (if not all) Chinese parks, this place has paved trails everywhere so it's not as much a nature place as it could be. But, some of the walkways...More

Thank 80GlobalTraveler30
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Highly overrated, in short! We live in Shanghai so Nanjing features relentlessly as a "must-do" short getaway from this city. It is supposed to be steeped in history having been the capital of the Ming Dynasty as well as that of the Republic of China...More

1  Thank June A
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Came here looking for a bit of respite from the crowds of the city, and while the area is generally quite beautiful I was greeted with pedestrian traffic jams just as bad as Xinjiekou. At every corner throngs and throngs of tourists. The purple mountain...More

Thank AtwoZed
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30 January 2015|
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Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
Muxuyuan station
30 January 2015|
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Response from MariaM3 | Reviewed this property |
Take Bus 20 from the Drum Tower or Bus Y3 from the train station. the closest Metro station is Metro Line No 2,Muxuyuan station and from there you can find groups to visit by bus the mountain and also visit the... More