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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  • Had a wonderful time here! Very beautiful and the parks that surround the area are wonderful. Highly recommended.  more »
  • This scenic area is a must in any case! Even though you should have only a few days in Nanjing, not forget are the purple mountain. It is a nice escape from the stress of the city and something nature never hurt anyone as we. I would advise even to schedule a full day. There is really much to see.
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  • Not having much time I could visit only a small part of the mountain, the visit would require at least a full day. To move from one part of the mountain shuttles are available at 10yuan or you can move on foot and enjoy the surrounding nature. There are kiosks everywhere to eat and stay. Beautiful walk. Place easily accessible by metro.
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