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. Planning Nanjing trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • September 22, 2017
    You might want to read up on the history of this extensive park so you get a feel of it's importance in Nanjing's (and China's) history. Once you're actually there, there's virtually nothing in Englis...  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    When I spoke of Palace, I imagined really a Palace! What I found was a museum where you tell about the history of china. No luxuries. Nothing spectacular rooms. Something very sober where lovers of history would be ecstatic. Otherwise it seems boring.
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  • September 10, 2017
    the Palace is huge and the tour ends with a beautiful garden. If you are fond d ' history of China not to be missed if not go your way d as only few things are translated into English.
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  • June 28, 2017
    I have no idea why it is popular cuz I am not a chinese?
  • December 29, 2016
    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.
  • May 23, 2017
    I love China!
  • March 14, 2017
    very amazing place
  • April 20, 2017
    Nice place

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You won't find a shortage of accommodations in Nanjing, a modern metropolis long on the radars of domestic and international tourists. Look south of the main railway station, following Central Road, to find the primary districts where visitors stay, with clusters of high-rise hotels--some luxurious and others standard, but all comfortable. A number of smaller boutiques set in formerly residential buildings provide atmospheric, well-maintained, and budget-friendly options. Take a look at the side streets around Central Road for a wealth of hostels and guesthouses.
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