Presidential palace of Nanjing, Nanjing

4.3
#2 of 23 in Museums in Nanjing
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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  • The presidential palace of Nanjing is very different from that of Taibei. This one is very spacious and worth staying a couple of hours. It seems that the palace is more popular among Chinese people.....  more »
  • It is more of an office building with a big garden surrounding it which is well kept. Not a big area and one can complete the tour within two hours or so but you have to pay (RMB 40 or 20 for senior.....  more »
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  • Entrance fee is RMB40 for me, a non local. Unfortunately 85% is in Chinese. Very little English translation. Would have enjoyed immensely if they had put the translation in context for this historically famous place. All meaning is lost for me as I go from room to room. It's just about scanning at old pictures & artifacts for few secs then move on. Enjoyed the grounds & lakes though.
  • Not many artifacts; mainly photos.
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