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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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Reviews (257)
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

We took an electric car tour and it allowed to see a greater part.The Soong Mayling villa was quite impressive and full of history.

Thank gmr-ta
Reviewed 12 May 2012

We spent a very active day visiting the Xuanwu Lake Park (and part of the old city wall) then walking up the seemingly thousands of steps to the top of Purple Mountain. Towards the top the neat stone steps deteriorate into a real goat track...More

4  Thank TilleyMan
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Beautiful view and nice air to breathe! It was not crowded, so a nice visit for us!

Thank Peggy Z
Reviewed 25 April 2012

There is a cableway to the top of the mountain otherwise you have to walk about milion stairs. The view from the top of the mountain was not so good as I expected because of smog. There is no navigation in english in the mountain...More

Thank Kozelnik
Reviewed 13 April 2012

do take the chair lift to the top or else you will be in no state to take in the view at the top but only one way enjoy the gentle stroll down - steps all the way , but take a bottle of water...More

2  Thank JCN48
Reviewed 12 April 2012

I walked from the nearest metro station to Sun Yat Sen mausoleum and came back with a little tourist train/car (5 yuan). Before the Nanjing Underwater World there there is the villa of infamous Soong Mei Ling, it's worth a visit. Soong Mei Ling was...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 April 2012

A super long cableway from the foot of the mountain to the top - 40 mins! Other than the mountain was over crowded by locals, it is almost covered in litter and trash - Chinese really have no relationship and any sense of preservation to...More

2  Thank PPinBJ
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Only 15 mins from Nanjing city this is an amazing place to visit. The park is beautiful and peaceful, there are no beggars or people harassing you and the historic value is worth the visit.

Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Plan on walking a lot, but well worth it. One of our highlights of China

Thank Fastphilad
Reviewed 9 February 2012

I enjoyed walking around, reading about the grounds and discovering the mountain. I am not one to take a tour, a bus or taxi. I much prefer to see things at my own pace and I spent many hours on Zijin Shan. I am glad...More

Thank Jessica R
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what metro stop is closest to Purple Mountain?
30 January 2015|
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Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
Muxuyuan station
what metro stop is closest to Purple Mountain?
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