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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 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 21 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

1  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
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.

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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