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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$ 96.00*
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Private Nanjing Sightseeing Day Trip from Shanghai by Train including Lunch
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Fresh air and greenery close to the city

A great day-trip escape from city office work. The park is a mix of monuments and trails through the trees. Walking can be strenuous especially in hot weather with a climb of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 also has quite a restricted feel, with everything arranged along set concrete paths. The quieter... More 

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great day-trip escape from city office work. The park is a mix of monuments and trails through the trees. Walking can be strenuous especially in hot weather with a climb of about 450m to the summit ridge. Possible to stay in shade for a good deal of the way. Good views of the city are possible if (and only... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

History pur and beautiful maintained park. You can catch a good view from the tomb tower. We took the small path up the hill b hind the tower into the woods, very silent and nice there. Take at least 2h time to explore the whole park, it's worth it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great travel experience, full of historic moments and interesting facts. The climb was pretty tough though-293 steps. Would recommend to people who like exploring but not to the elderly who have aching bodies.

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Thank sharpx555
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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. ,

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Altoona, United States
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5 reviews
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.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 9 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.

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Quebec City, Canada
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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!

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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 battles with enemies from the past. Make sure you pack the water, or buy one... More 

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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.

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