Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum
The Confucian Fūzǐ Temple, in the south of the city in a pedestrian zone, was a centre of Confucian study for more than 1500 years. But...
Imperial Examinations History Museum
Not far from the Fūzǐ temple complex, this museum is a recent reconstruction of the building where scholars once spent months – or years...
Built on the site of the old Tang-dynasty wall, Zhōnghuá Gate has four rows of gates, making it almost impregnable, and could house a...
Kūnqǔ, an extant form of Chinese opera originating from Jiāngsū, is staged here every Saturday evening. There are English subtitles and...
Sculpting in Time
This charming and seriously spacious cafe is an appealing, relaxed spot with an outdoor terrace overlooking the river. With birdcage...
128 Zhonghua Lu; 中华路128号 · interesting places nearby
Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum information
Hong Xiuquan, the Hakka leader of the Christian Taiping, had a palace built in Nánjīng (then named Tiānjīng or 'Heavenly Capital'), but the building was completely destroyed when Nánjīng was taken in 1864, after a long siege. This museum was originally a Ming-dynasty garden complex and housed Taiping officials. Displays of maps show the progress of the Taiping army, Taiping coins, weapons and texts that describe the radical Taiping laws on agrarian reform, social law and cultural policy.