The Palace of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom once stood on this site and served as the residence of the leader of the rebellion, Hong Xuiquan. The palace was destroyed and what stands today is a recreation. The Presidential Palace is a massive complex of buildings and gardens, filled with information about modern Chinese history and personalities as well as souvenir shops. Some of the buildings also served as offices for the Kuomintang and Sun Yatsen. The Presidential Palace isn’t really worth the admission price but is interesting nonetheless.
Admission: ¥50. Open: 8-17 (7:30-18 from April 1st – Oct 31st).
Address: 292 Changjiang Lu. Tel: +86 (025) 8457 8718.
Directions: The Presidential Palace is on Changjiang Lu, just east of the intersection with Taiping Bei Lu. The closest subway is Daxinggong. From there, head north up Taiping Bei Lu and turn right into Changjiang Lu.
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去总统府, 谢谢。 (Please take me to the Presidential Palace. Thank you.)