Ming Palace Ruins
The Ming Palace Ruins are scattered around peaceful but maudlin Wǔcháomén Park . Built by Zhu Yuanzhang, the imperial palace is said to...
Míng Xiàolíng Tomb
Zhu Yuanzhang (1328–1398), the founding emperor of the Ming dynasty, was buried in the tomb of Míng Xiàolíng, and he was the only Ming...
After the Taiping took over Nánjīng, they built the Mansion of the Heavenly King (Tiānwáng Fǔ) on the foundations of a former...
Nánjīng Museum information
Lonely Planet review
Just west of Zhōngshān Gate, modern China’s first national museum displays artefacts from Neolithic times right through to the communist period…when it’s not under renovation. The main building was constructed in 1933 in the style of a Ming temple. While this building is being tinkered with, a small collection has moved to the Art Gallery (艺术陈列馆; Yīshùchénlièguǎn) building next door.
The limited offerings include a haphazardly arranged collection of porcelain, textiles, bronze ware, earthen ware and folk art. Some of the 500-plus-year-old porcelain, with striking colours, looks startlingly contemporary, while a large wooden weaving machine boggles the imagination. Some displays are labelled in (bad) English.