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“Cable car or hiking, it's your choice...”

Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)
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US$96.00*
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Private Nanjing Sightseeing Day Trip from Shanghai by Train including Lunch
Ranked #10 of 406 things to do in Nanjing
Certificate of Excellence
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Shenyang, China
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cable car or hiking, it's your choice...”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

The picture that shown above that has many stairs and building on top of it is actually "zhongshanling" not really purple mountain although the place is inside the area of purple mountain.. purple mountain is a huge place where there are many tourism places that you can choose like zhonshanling, observatory, mountain peak, etc..

there is two choices if you want to go to the peak, hike and ride a cable car.. the gate for these choices is different.. the cable car is available at 60 yuan for return ticket, 45 yuan for one-way ticket.. at the peak, the view was quite nice, there is a park here and places to eat snacks or drinks..

Visited February 2014
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 989 helpful votes
“View was okay, but too many crowds”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

The view from the top was okay, but the walk up was very very long and tiring, especially considering the winter weather.

However, we had to share the mountain with a large number of tour groups, making the viewing platforms extremely crowded, and this detracted from the overall experience.

Visited February 2014
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Wilsonville, Oregon
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great hike, not so great with smog.”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Beautiful park, you can take a strenuous hike and get some great views. If it is smoggy, the view is quite diminished.

Visited December 2013
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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Too busy”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Went out to Purple Mountain - interesting but really too busy to enjoy! The leaves are just starting to turn red but it is difficult to walk up the mountain as so many people are jostling to also do the same thing. A long way out - so probably wouldn't bother again!

Visited November 2013
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melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Just wonderful”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I can't express the experience of being on the mountain, such a tribute to intelligent environmental care as well as to natural beauty. I was fortunate to have a moderate autumn day for my visit, and the mountain governs the mausoleum and monuments.

Visited November 2013
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