"Presidential Palace" Presidential Palace Tip by Willettsworld
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The sight of the Presidential Palace goes back to the Ming period, about 600 years ago when two ducal palace complexes were built. In the Qing Dynasty, it became the Office of the Viceroy of Liangjiang, the chief government official in charge of what is today Jiangsu, Anhui, and Jiangxi provinces. In 1853, Taiping Revolution forces led by Hong Xiuquan occupied Nanjing. The palace was expanded and converted into a palace for Hong, called the Palace of the Heavenly King. In 1864, Qing imperial forces re-took Nanjing and Commander Zeng Guofan ordered that most of the palace be razed, and a new office of the Governor-General be erected. After the Xinhai Revolution in 1911, Dr Sun Yat-sen was sworn in at the Presidential Palace as the provisional President of the Republic of China. The complex today is part original palace and part recreated Presidential Palace around the Dr Sun era with furnished rooms, offices and conference halls.
Open: 7.30am-6pm. Admission: Y40.
Address: 292 Changjiang Road
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