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

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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.

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  • Written Jul 15, 2009
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