Purple Golden Mountain Observatory

Last updated by lavender0108 at 2013-11-3

The observatory was built in 1934, which was the only observatory before liberation. In 1937, the Japanese army invaded China and destroyed almost all the equipments except the ones protected by the astronomy workers. After liberation, the astronomy workers made great efforts to restore and collect the precious instruments and equipments. So you can find it a comprehensive agency for astronomy research. In this observatory, the astronomers made great contribution well-known in China and the research made here offered many precious materials to many important projects.

Besides the research function, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery from Zijinshan Observatory, where you can overlook the whole Nanjing city and view the steep and lofty peaks. In addition, there is the longest glider cableway with the length of 2350meters and the drop height of 330 meters.

Solo Adventure Tips:

Location:

It lies on the west peak of Zhong Mountain

How to Get There?

You can take No. 3 travel line bus or No. W20 bus.

Ticket Price:

15 RMB

Opening Hours:

09:00-17:00

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posted by "gunnar" at 2008-8-6 22:48:00

The Nanjing Observatory can be reached by a nice trek up the mountain side (preferably by ropeway, takes about 30 min up and down and costs 60 RMB, you can also take a taxi down from the top). And it has a spectacular view over Nanjing. If you want to learn about astrology though, there is not much to see. There are exhibitions with equipment from the last millennia, but hardly any good information in English. As a museum, I would recommend the Old Observatory in Beijing instead.

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