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“Not much here”

Ruins of the Ming Palace
Ranked #52 of 403 things to do in Nanjing
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

There is hardly anything left of the palace, other than some rather unidentifiable stones, but the park the ruins sit in is still well worth a stroll, if only to people watch and take a peaceful break. You can climb the vast Meridian Gate at the south end, that once formed part of the city wall and since it's all free, it's well worth a stop over. On the north side of the park, you'll find buskers and concession stands.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Nothing much to see. However, you can see the daily activity of the Nanjing people. No closing time. There is an information board to explain about the place

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We started with the park on the same side of the metro as this had an official looking gateway and the crowds seemed to be heading this way. This turned out to just be a locals park with some stone plinth bases scattered in the middle. At this point we were wondering why we had come... Noticing a stone plinth on the other side of the road we decided to cross over and explore. This is where the 'ruins' are. There is some interesting bits to wonder around here and at the far end there was a large, multi-entrance gate, you can wonder around and on top of. It was great to see the locals dancing, playing instruments etc in the gateway tunnels. Not sure I would make a special effort to go here but it is on the way to the Nanjing museum so if you are in the area it is ok.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

This palace was built in the IV century to the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty Hun, who made Nanjing its capital.
Unfortunately, time and many enemies, was not spared the palace. All that is left up to the present time - is ten marble bridges, ancient gates and a plurality of bases of marble pillars.
But in good weather here is pleasant to walk.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you didn't want to visit the ones in Beijing, this is the next best option. The stone animal walk way, is very similar to the one in Beijing but there is also a landscaped garden / park with a few pavilions which is nice for photos or to wander around. I visited on a cold, cloudy day, but would have liked to have gone back in better weather, when the plum trees were in bloom. You need to transverse this area on route to the tomb buildings, so it is really part of the attraction and a not separate entity.

Date of experience: January 2017
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