This sacred site on Qīxiá Mountain (栖霞山; Qīxiá Shān), 22km northeast of Nánjīng, was founded by the Buddhist monk Ming Sengshao during...
Plum Blossom Hill
Near the entrance to the Míng Xiàolíng Tomb, this large copse of plum trees bursts into floral fragrance each spring, drawing crowds....
Visiting Bridge Park is probably the easiest way to get up onto the Yangzi River Bridge. Catch bus 67 from Jiangsu Lu, northwest of the...
Nánjīng Time International Youth Hostel
Although primarily a hostel, the Nánjīng Time International Youth Hostel is also a charming choice for a beer, with sofas strewn with...
For the cheapest filter coffee in town (¥12) and bread, croissants and cakes on the go, come to this popular Taiwanese chain. Try its...
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Presidential Palace information
After the Taiping took over Nánjīng, they built the Mansion of the Heavenly King (天王府; Tiānwáng Fǔ) on the foundations of a former Ming-dynasty palace. This magnificent palace did not survive the fall of the Taiping, but there is a reconstruction and a classical Ming garden, now known as the Presidential Palace. Other buildings on the site were used briefly as presidential offices by Sun Yatsen’s government in 1912 and by the Kuomintang from 1927 to 1949.