Nanjing Presidential Palace
From early Ming Dynasty, this palace was home to royal princes. Then in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it became the office of the General Governor of Liangjiang Area, embracing today’s Jiangsu, Shanghai, Anhui, and Jiangxi. In 1853, Nanjing fell to the Taiping Rebellion and the palace housed the Heavenly King. In 1911, Sun Yat-sen took his inauguration oath of office there as the provisional president of the Republic of China. After the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, Nanjing Presidential Palace continued to host official functions till the late 1990s, when it was transformed into the China Modern History Museum.
More than 90,000 square meters (968,752 square feet), the Nanjing Presidential Palace covers three exhibiting sections: the middle section, the western section, and the eastern section respectively, comprising altogether eleven halls.
See Also: Nanjing History
The Middle Section
|Office of the Provisional President|
The West Section (Xuyuan Garden)
It had once been the site of an administration building and is now used to display some important historical documents and records. Exhibitions on different themes are often held here.
The East Section
1. Take Metro line 2 or Metro line 3 and get off at Daxinggong Station.
How to get to Nanjing Presidential Palace
2. Take bus 9, 29, 44, 65, 95, 304 or G5 to Zongtongfu (Nanjing Presidential Palace).
3. Take bus 2, 3, 31, 68, 80, or 313 to Daxinggong Bei.
Nanjing Bus / Metro Search
|Opening Hours||Mar. - Oct.: 8:30 - 18:00; |
Nov. - Feb. next year: 8:30 - 17:00;
Closed on Mondays and Chinese New Year's Eve (except national holidays).
Note: Ticket selling stops an hour earlier than closing time.
- Last updated on Feb. 02, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Presidential Palace
Asked by David from USA | Apr. 04, 2019 20:44Reply
Are there any restaurants near Nanjing Presidential Palace?
I am wondering if there would be any restaurants in this area for lunch after i finish touring it
Answered by Amber from CANADA | Apr. 11, 2019 20:34
Yes, there are a lot of restaurants near the Presidential Palace. You can easily find one and taste some local foods.