One of the original 13 Ming city gates in town, located in the east of town.
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...
Run by a Chinese/French two-man team, this colourful bar alongside the Nánjīng Time International Youth Hostel pairs a secluded...
Near the Presidential Palace, Nánjīng 1912 is a compound of shiny neon-lit bars, coffee houses and upscale chain restaurants.
321 Zhongshan Donglu; 中山东路321号 · interesting places nearby
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.