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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Private Nanjing Sightseeing Day Trip from Shanghai by Train including Lunch
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Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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...More

Thank BlackAndWhiteOldDog
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...More

Thank Buxster
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.

Thank sharpx555
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. ,

Thank ltdoan2014
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.

Thank kevinbX2133KF
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.

Thank TheShis
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!

Thank Stacia R
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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