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This is the house cum rest house for Soong Meiling and her husband Chiang Kai Shek.
The grounds are beautiful and is lined with maple trees. I can imagine that the autumn foliage colors will be very pretty.
This palace is worth a visit simply...More
Probably the most beautiful house I have so far visited in China, home of Song Mei Ling, Chiang Kai Shek's wife and an important figure of the 20th century. Most of the text is in Chinese but I think they might offer English audio guides...More
Call me ignorant, but I never heard of the Meiling Palace before coming to Nanjing. I went in with a sense of skepticism (Is this yet another boring museum?) but left inspired by this lady who helped shape modern China.
There are many exhibits describing...More
It was included in the tickets we purchase, so we paid a short visit of the place. The exhibit is average, but with detailed description of Madame Chang Kai Shiek’s incredible life. The second floor has a mini theater and a cafe, along with display...More
Great! I learned so much about an inspirational Chinese woman (and her husband) who had strong ties with the USA..... This architectural treasure does not take much time to visit. For someone who is interested in history and willing to 'absorb' the exhibits and imagine...More
From what I could tell, this place was a mansion built by a government official during the 20's. It is beautiful, and was included in the mult ticket I bought when I visited the Ming tombs. The building is well preserved and full of antiques....More
Certainly impressive to visit. How many Chinese houses had hot water, showers and Western toilets in 1932? Refurbishment of furniture and curtains has been tastefully done, together with information boards in English as to Soon May-ling's early life, marriage and diplomatic duties. For tourists, there...More
I found the location a little bit difficult for an English speaking person because of the little information that was in English. The palace itself is pretty impressive and was a nice glimpse into what living at this level used to be like. It certainly...More