Purple Golden Mountain Observatory
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.