"Purple Mountain Astronomical Observatory" Nanjing Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

Nanjing Things to Do: 302 reviews and 651 photos

Built in 1934, this observatory is at an altitude of 267m (880ft) in the Purple Mountains. Many asteroids were discovered at the observatory and you can go in and see some of the large telescopes and see some of the old Chinese astronomical instruments (see next tip).

Admission: Y15.

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jul 15, 2009
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

Willettsworld

“"Don't listen to what they say. Go see." ~ Chinese proverb”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 5 2

Have you been to Nanjing?

  Share Your Travels