Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan), Nanjing

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Head up Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan) to find the heart of the area's cultural and natural heritage. If you're up for a hike, try the western side of the 448 m (1,469 ft) tall mountain, with numerous routes to choose from (and a cable car too). You can also find some great cultural attractions, such as an observatory and attached museum. Most of the places of historical interest lie on the mountain's southern side, including mausoleums of famous townspeople, performance halls, and temples. Before you head to Nanjing, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nanjing route builder tool , to make sure you see all that Nanjing has to offer, including Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan).
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  • September 23, 2017
    This area truly is interesting and the entire park will take you a couple of days (at least) to explore every nook and cranny and every path and sight. Most people come here for the Ming Tomb, The Sun...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    We got dropped off at the wrong entrance but had planned on taking the cable cars up. Instead went to the mosuelum and hiked up to the top from there. It is not a hike for the weak hearted or non-exer...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    huge site, slightly to l ' gap of the city. sun yat sen mausoleum tombs temple lingyun etc are there we can circulate by paying shuttles for each trip. Practice: at the foot of the Sun Yat Sen mausoleum a shuttle takes you to the metro station. Ask "ditie?" (metro) one of the few Chinese words easy to pronounce for foreigners!
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