One of the original 13 Ming city gates in town, located in the east of town. Long walks extend along the wall from here and it’s quite...
Peaceful but maudlin Wǔcháomén Park is home to the Ming Palace Ruins , and usually filled with locals practising ballroom dancing while...
Ming Palace Ruins
The Ming Palace Ruins lie scattered around peaceful but maudlin Wǔcháomén Park . Built by Zhu Yuanzhang, the imperial palace was...
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...
This place is reasonably elegant and certainly no dive, yet you can order up half a Peking duck (半只烤鸭; bànzhī kǎoyā ) here for a paltry...
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Nánjīng Museum information
This fabulous museum had a massive and lavish expansion in 2013 with a brand new, dramatically modern exhibition block added next to its traditional, temple-style hall. All sleekly designed with lashings of marble and wood, alluring displays abound: from Jiāngsū landscape painting, ancient calligraphy (including sutra scrolls from Dūnhuáng) to sculpture (the Ming-dynasty carved wood Guanyin beneath the atrium is gorgeous) and much more. Look out for two magnificent Han-dynasty jade burial suits among treasures from a royal mausoleum.
On the 3rd floor there's a spectacular selection of gold and copper Tibetan Buddha statues that belonged to the Qing emperors, as well as some extravagant clocks. Ceramics and Qing-dynasty furnishings round out a stunning collection. Several exhibition halls are temporary and will receive new collections down the line.