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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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  • Historic site in the history of modern China but buildings have little interest. It looks to visit a college at that time or a bourgeois boarding school. Only to take pictures.
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  • We had a nice time strolling through the gardens, but learned very little as there were few signs in English. It would have been better if we'd read about the history there ahead of time.  more »
  • Looked dope from the outside but since it was a Monday (and all the info on Trip Advisor about the hours is apparently wrong!!!!) it was closed, and we couldn't get in. Mob mentality caused us to wait...  more »
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  • I have no idea why it is popular cuz I am not a chinese?
  • 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
  • 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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