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Excellent temple but a struggle to visit.

The three main sites to visit in Zijin Mountain Scenic Area, just east of Nanjing's city centre... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jarko2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Temple is not crowded

The temple was not too crowded with tourists and I didn't find it significantly different from... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
hello_there10
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Singapore, Singapore
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east of Zhongshan Ling, Nanjing, China

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The three main sites to visit in Zijin Mountain Scenic Area, just east of Nanjing's city centre, are all worth the effort, but the effort is supreme. The Linggu Temple is very hard on the feet to visit and if you have any sort of...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The temple was not too crowded with tourists and I didn't find it significantly different from other temples which I had visited. Nevertheless, you can consider having your lunch in the vicinity as there is noodles stall next to the temple selling only vegetarian noodles...More

Thank hello_there10
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Building is pretty impressive structure for 14th century but real interest is that it contains a fairly unadvertised wax museum of tableaux of Chinese history in 19th and 20th C. Including lots about Opium Wars, Boxer rebellion, Dowager Empress, Sun Yat-sen and up to Communist...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The temple close very early at 4:30pm. There is a pagoda and an exhibit that was said to be worth the visit. However, as I arrive at 4:30pm, I am only able to view the closing of the temple

Thank t16mytm
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I visited here in March 2017. The Linggu Scenic area is part of the Purple Mountain complex. After visiting the Dr. Sun Yatsen burial place, you can take a tram to the entrance of the Linggu Scenic area or walk 1.5 miles as I did....More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This area was one of the four locations on the multi ticket that I bought when I visited the Ming tombs, and it is one of the three major locations to visit on purple mountain. The temple itself was nice, but not overly impressive. What...More

Thank nickpolson18
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The Lingu temple scenic area is quieter than the other major tourist attractions on Purple mountain and there is opportunity to enjoy the place without being in a crowd. The main sites in the park are the focal points for tourists (the temple, the pagoda...More

Thank CorshamRay
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nice place to visit especially the temple. There is nothing spectacular but a pleasant place to stroll and enjoy the afternoon especially on a cool end autumn day.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Located near the Ming tomb, this temple has a very nice scenic setting. It's also much less touristy than the nearby Ming Tomb and Sun Yat Sen memorials. The temple itself is quite interesting as well.

Thank teturtia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

came via line 5 from Ming tomb. this scenic area wasn't as popular as other the rest and it could be eerie at times especially near to the tomb (tan yankai) area as i was the only one there.

Thank HD_Lew
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