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The Old Ming Palace
- The Old Ming Palace
- Alt Name:
- Ming Gugong
- Imperial China
- 1300AD - 1399AD
- Ming Dynasty
- The Hongwu Emperor Mausoleum, Zhonghua Gate,
about The Old Ming Palace
The Old Ming Palace (Ming Gugong) in Nanjing is a ruin of the remains of what was once a magnificent palatial complex built by the first Ming Emperor Hongwu in the fourteenth century. At that time, Nanjing was the capital.
Much of the Old Ming Palace has been destroyed, first by a series of fires and then by the attacks of Manchu and Taiping forces. The ruins of the Old Ming Palace in Nanjing are still worth seeing however. They include numerous pillars which allow one to comprehend the original layout of the palace together with ten bridges and the Meridian Gate.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Old Ming Palace is the range of ornate detailing in its remaining ruins, which offer a glimpse into the splendour of the original palace.
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Address: Old Ming Palace, Zhongshan Donglu, Nanjing, China
Phone: Contact local tourist office
The Old Ming Palace is located in Nanjing, by Zhongshan Dong Lu Road. Buses 52 and 91 stop nearby.
The Old Ming Palace is open daily.
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