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Meiling Palace

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An outstanding building and and a remarkable woman

Probably the most beautiful house I have so far visited in China, home of Song Mei Ling, Chiang Kai... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shanghai, China
Tribute to an amazing lady of her times

Call me ignorant, but I never heard of the Meiling Palace before coming to Nanjing. I went in with... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Xiaohong Mountain, east of Sifang City, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210028, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the most beautiful house I have so far visited in China, home of Song Mei Ling, Chiang Kai Shek's wife and an important figure of the 20th century. Most of the text is in Chinese but I think they might offer English audio guides...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Call me ignorant, but I never heard of the Meiling Palace before coming to Nanjing. I went in with a sense of skepticism (Is this yet another boring museum?) but left inspired by this lady who helped shape modern China. There are many exhibits describing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank diubird
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

It was included in the tickets we purchase, so we paid a short visit of the place. The exhibit is average, but with detailed description of Madame Chang Kai Shiek’s incredible life. The second floor has a mini theater and a cafe, along with display...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Great! I learned so much about an inspirational Chinese woman (and her husband) who had strong ties with the USA..... This architectural treasure does not take much time to visit. For someone who is interested in history and willing to 'absorb' the exhibits and imagine...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Garden_Designer43
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We liked it as it shows how chinas first couple at the end of the first half in the last century lived and also shows pictures and history of Mai Ling the glamorous wife of Chang Kai Shek.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ak19000
Reviewed 25 April 2017

From what I could tell, this place was a mansion built by a government official during the 20's. It is beautiful, and was included in the mult ticket I bought when I visited the Ming tombs. The building is well preserved and full of antiques....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank nickpolson18
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Certainly impressive to visit. How many Chinese houses had hot water, showers and Western toilets in 1932? Refurbishment of furniture and curtains has been tastefully done, together with information boards in English as to Soon May-ling's early life, marriage and diplomatic duties. For tourists, there...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Lilijp03
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I found the location a little bit difficult for an English speaking person because of the little information that was in English. The palace itself is pretty impressive and was a nice glimpse into what living at this level used to be like. It certainly...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Nate080411
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you find the tombs of Ming Dynasty too expensive you can come here is you like arts. Song Mei Ling was the Chinese Thatcher. They offer postcards as well.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank GergelyL6
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Touring the Meiling Palace was a memorable experience. The building itself is a great testimony to architects who combined features of both Chinese and Western architecture. The exhibits inside provide an excellent tribute to a lady who did much to help China during her lifetime,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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