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Presidential palace of Nanjing, Nanjing

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Explore the impressive collections of the modern history museum in Presidential palace of Nanjing, a sprawling 600-year-old imperial residence and former seat of political power. Tour the complex, climbing the five-story tower, admiring life-size wax figures of important historical personalities, and exploring the office of the provisional president. A contrast of traditional Chinese and Western-style architecture gives a sense of the tumultuousness of China's road to modernization. Stroll past numerous gardens and carp ponds as you ponder the country's momentous history, ranging from the early Christianity-inspired Taipei Rebellion and the establishment of the Heavenly Kingdom, to the abolition of the empire. Plan to see Presidential palace of Nanjing and other attractions that appeal to you using our Nanjing trip builder.
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  • When Sen Yet Sen agreed to lead the fledgling Chinese Republic in 1912, they need something worthy of the leader of a country steeped in history and tradition. This is what they came up with and it is...  more »
  • With the start of the Republican period this former imperial palace was turned into a residence (for Sun Yat sen) and an administrative center. The landscape is beautiful and the historical exhibits o...  more »
  • Quite an extraordinary attraction. Fellt like a history lesson and I should have taken notes. Plenty of English signage to follow and also interactive head sets available. Had 2 hours here but nowhere...  more »
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  • Very significant place to understand the evolution of modern China; has many layers of history and stories so a whole day visiting might not do justice.
  • I love China!
  • very amazing place
  • Been there twice, always a big crowd. it's a MUST VISIT for tourist. Prefer to visit on Monday mornings, there would be less tourists until the noon.
  • Good place