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    Presidential Palace

    by cal6060 Updated Sep 4, 2012
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    The Presidential Palace is located in the center of downtown Nanjing, next to Nanjing 1912 commercial area, across the street from the Nanjing Library. You can easily reach here by the metro, Daxinggong Station.

    Presidential Palace has a serial of history who had lived and worked here before:

    - During Ming Dynasty, it was Prince Han's Residence.
    - During Qing Dynasty, it was the office of the Viceroy of Liangjiang, the chief government official in charge of what is today Jiangsu, Anhui, and Jiangxi.
    - Emperor Kangxi & Qianlong made this place as their temporary residence when visiting the South.
    - In 1853, Hong Xiuquan of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom made this place as the Palace of the Heavenly King or Tianwang Fu.
    - In 1864, took back by Qing Imperial, Zeng Guofan rebuilt this place as a new office for the new elected Governor.
    - In 1911, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen became the President of the Republic of China. He stayed and worked here.
    - In 1927, this palace became Headquarters of the Nationalist Government, where Chiang Kai-shek's office was here.
    - In Dec 1937, it was the Headquarters of the 16th Division of Japanese Troops, the Examination Hall, and other organizations' offices under the leadership of Wang Jingwei.
    - In April 1949, People's Republic of China used this place as function hall for special government events.
    - In Dec 1998, this palace was transformed as today Nanjing Museum of Modern Chinese History, Presidential Palace.

    This historical Palace compound consists of 8,000 square meters, divided into three sections of attractions:

    1) Center : Gallery of The former Nationalist Government and the Presidential Government. (Hall Way & Reception Building); (The Zichao Building)

    2) West : The former Provisional President Sun Yat-Sen's Office Building, Secretary, the West Garden & Taiping Lake, and the General staff Head-quarters. (Sun Yat-Sen's Former Residence)

    3) East : The Executive Yuan Office Building, the Tao (Shu) and Lin (Zexu) Memorial Temple, Stable and the Exhibition of the Material on Liangjiang Viceroy's official Residence.

    This is must-see attraction in Nanjing, at least to spend 2-3 hours.. don't miss...

    Admission: Y40 per adult.

    In Chinese: 总统府, zong tong fu.

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    Presidential Palace:Executive Yuan Office Building

    by cal6060 Written Jun 12, 2012
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    This is the Executive Yuan Office Building of the National Government, South Building. This building was erected in June 1934. The building is designed by architect Zhao Shen. It was mainly the offices of the president, vice president, secretary-general, chief of administration, and the General Affairs, audits, and Counselors' Offices of the Executive Yuan. Chiang Kai-Shek, Wang Jingwei, Kong Xiangxi and Song Ziwen, all worked in this building.

    In Chinese: 国民政府行政院办公厅,guo min zheng fu xing zheng yuan ban gong ting.

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    Presidential Palace: Taiping Lake

    by cal6060 Written Jun 12, 2012
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    Taiping Lake is the beautiful and historical lake at the west side of the Presidential Palace. It has been here since the Qing Dynasty , it has similar garden features like the Summer Palace in Beijing, for example the stone boat in Presidential Palace is similar to the marble boat in Summer Palace. There are several pavilions and stone bridges around the lake. If you look up the sky, you can see the Nanjing's buildings skyline.

    In Chinese: 太平湖, tai ping hu

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    Presidential Palace: Stables

    by cal6060 Written Jun 12, 2012
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    These buildings were stables for the Liangjiang Viceroy's Official Residence and during the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. They became storehouses and barracks of the Communications Team, the Military Band, the Guard Detachment, the Maintenance Unit during the National and Presidential Government. Some of them have now been restored as stables.

    In Chinese: 马厩, ma jiu

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    Presidential Palace:Sun Yat-Sen's Former Residence

    by cal6060 Written Jun 12, 2012
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    This is a two-storey Chinese styles brick and wood structure. It was erected in 1909. It was the domicile of senior assistant of the Qing Liangjiang Viceroies. Sun Yat-Sen lived here from January to April, 1912 after becoming the Provisional President of the Republic of China.

    In Chinese: 孙中山起居室, sun zhong shan qi ju shi.

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    Presidential Palace: The Zichao Building

    by cal6060 Updated Jun 12, 2012
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    The Zichao Building is located at end of the center alley of the Presidential Palace. The building was used for the office of the National Government and the Presidential Palace. It was designed by Yu Binglie and constructed by the Lu Chuang Engineering Co. The construction of this building started in December 1934 and was completed at the end of 1935, totally cost 100 thousand silver yuan at that time. It was occupied in January 1936. It was called the Zichao Building because of Lin Sen, the Chairman of the National Government, styles himself Zichao.

    The Supreme State Conference Hall is located on the third floor of the building, Chairman of the National Government wrote eight Chinese characters " Zhong xiao Ren ai Xinyi Heping, 忠孝仁爱信羲和平" ( means loyal and filial piety, kind heartedness, good faith and peace) putting up on the northern wall of the Hall in September 1936. Some other important meetings held in the Hall, such as the reorganization meeting of the National Government on April 23th, 1947.

    In Chinese: 子超楼,zi chao lou

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    Presidential Palace: Hall Way & Reception Building

    by cal6060 Written Jun 11, 2012
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    When I first stepped into the Presidential Palace, I noticed the architectural style is blend between East and West. The pillar, decorative items and design, and the roofs are more toward to the Chinese styles; Lighting, windows, and the ceiling are more toward to Western styles. Between the Hall way, you can learn detail history of the Presidential Palace from art galleries on the wall, and visiting few exhibition halls along the hall way.

    Reception Building is located at the end of the hall way. It exhibited the typical reception hall with sofa, coffee tables, luxury carpets, art pieces, and the picture of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen.

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    Nanjing Presidential Palace

    by Rabbityama Written Jul 19, 2010

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    The Presidential Palace was formerly home to Sun Yat-sen's provisional Chinese government and later Chiang Kai-shek used it as an office for the Nationalist Government. When the Japanese invaded during WWII, the building survived, as it was used by an ally of the Japanese. It was reoccupied by Chiang Kai-shek after the war, but when Mao Zedong became leader of China, he fled to Taiwan. Today you can visit the palace and see information and displays about its history. It also features a nice garden and a small replica of the stone boat in Beijing's Summer Palace.

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    Presidential Palace - President's Office

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 14, 2009

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    This building became the President's office when Dr Sun Yat-sen was sworn in as the Provisional President of the Republic of China on 1st January 1912. The first cabinet meeting was also held here. The Renaissance-style building was constructed when Duan Fang was the Liangjiang Viceroy of the Manchu Government and completed in 1910. Inside are exhibits of Dr Sun Yat-sen including his clothes and typewriter.

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    Presidential Palace - Zhong Shan Hall

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 14, 2009

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    This building was erected in 1870. It was used as the secret room of the Heavenly Dynasty Palace of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. After the Republic of China was established in 1912, President Sun Yat-sen sometimes worked and received guests here. It is surrounded by water and connected to land by two bridges.

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    Presidential Palace - Dr Sun Yat-sen's residence

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 14, 2009

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    This building was built in the late Qing dynasty. Dr Sun Yat-sen lived here after he became the Provisional President of the Republic of China on 1st January 1912. The upstairs rooms included his office and bedroom. The downstairs rooms included the reception room, dining room, a room for bodyguards and a kitchen.

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    Presidential Palace

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 13, 2009

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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.

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    Presidential Palace -Supreme State Conference Hall

    by Willettsworld Updated Jul 13, 2009

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    The Supreme State Conference Hall was on the third floor of the National Government building. Lin Sen, Chairman of the National Government wrote eight Chinese characters "Zhongxiao Renai Xinyi Heping" (meaning loyal and filial piety, kind heartedness, good faith and peace) on the northern wall of the hall in September 1936.

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    Presidential Palace

    by ellyse Written Mar 8, 2006

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    The Presidential Palace is HUGE so factor in the time for that. Offices start to get boring after you've seen about 3 of the same thing. The exhibition was quite interesting though. It's 1 RMB to store baggage near the entrance.

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