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“Unisa Palace and Pagoda”

Niushoushan Forestal Park
Ranked #45 of 413 things to do in Nanjing
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Spectacular Palace

Take buggy for 20RMB or walk for around 45 minutes up to temple.
(Niu shou shan)
Cow head mountain
90 RMB
Kids Free
Lunch Option: Good vegetarian restaurant on site (50 RMB buffet)
Free wifi
Starbucks and Häagen-Dazs on site.

2  Thank BobbyGentry
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

It was a huge area and it was beyond my expectations. The place is still being developed hence some areas are not yet accessible. An absorbing experience in visiting the Usnisa Palace which is several floors deep down from the ground level. An escalator takes visitors to a huge hall with numerous Buddha statues. Photos are allowed (no flashlight). The huge structure above ground is actually an enormous Buddha statue (lying down) and the Usnisa Palace is located under it. The park is very large so it is advisable to take the shuttle bus, at a small fee. One has to see it to believe it; it is quite amazing.One may wonder why the government has spent billions of RMB to build this religious complex at Nanjing; it might be that many people had lost their lives in Nanjing during WWII.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We came to Nanjing to visit Maoshan a mountain which is meant to be a holy place for Taoism. We then heard that there is another mountain with Buddha's relic.

A 45 minute taxi ride from Nanjing city, this is a large park built at Niushou Shan (mountain) and the government spent RMB4 billion. There are various places to visit in the park and shuttle buses ferrying visitors from one place to another for RMB20. There are 2 routes and entrance fees is dependent on which routes you take.

We didn't have much time to visit so we focused on the Usnisa Palace which houses the Buddha's relic. A modern building that is 9 storeys and built into an iron quarry. There are rooms for prayers and lots of Buddhist statues. The main attraction is a room filled with Buddha paintings and statues - very colourful and nice lighting.

Admiral Zheng He who navigated the world 7 times and some said to reach the Americas before Columbus is buried in a spot within these mountains.

This park was reopened in 2015 and not many people are aware of it yet. So it is well worth a visit especially for Buddhists.

1  Thank JoeCool_KL
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

During the time when I came, it wasn't even that cold. Therefore, I still saw many trees that blossomed while going around there. The Shan Mei tree was the one that still blossomed in Nov! Then the large pagoda in the middle of the park was one of the tallest places that I've seen. Overall, it left an unforgettable experience for me that I really liked it!

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Didn't quite know what we would find and it was way more than we expected, although new still has history there, could have spent more time there - know for next time.

Thank AnnaMA2002
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