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Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan), Nanjing

4.5
#2 of 17 in Nature in Nanjing
Mountain Nature / Park
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. Arrange to visit Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan) and other attractions in Nanjing using our Nanjing travel itinerary maker.
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  • Yes, I can agree with the goods and the bads of these other reviews. Like most all (if not all) Chinese parks, this place has paved trails everywhere so it's not as much a nature place as it could be....  more »
  • Highly overrated, in short! We live in Shanghai so Nanjing features relentlessly as a "must-do" short getaway from this city. It is supposed to be steeped in history having been the capital of the Min...  more »
  • Although crawled under the Sun/f staircase very 誘 people this so long, but at the top of the scene or landscape is very beautiful port, it is well worth climbing. Intermediate stops/f ladder photo image: pretty well in the future!
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