Zijinshan Observatory is located on the third peak of Zhongshan (Zijinshan), 250 meters above sea level. It was built in 1934. The ticket is 15 yuan. The entrance of the Observatory is in the northwest corner of the whole scenic area. The entrance meets a fork road with an arrow sign. First look at the solar telescope, in the dome observation room. This is a free special telescope for tourists to watch the sun when the weather is good. Then we went to visit the old site of Zijin Mountain Observatory. In front of the old observation room, there was a stone Chinese archway covered with blue glazed tiles. In order to carry forward the astronomy of "China", the observatory at that time had to be Chinese-style in architecture, so apart from the observation of the sky, the house could only be a dome, and the Chinese-style architecture in the scenic area had strong characteristics. In the observation room of the old site, there is a 600 mm reflective telescope imported from Germany in 1934. It is very large and has been "retired" for tourists only. Then go to the exhibition area of ancient astronomical instruments, which is the most essential part of the Observatory. There is a sphere similar to the globe, also known as the turbid celestial instrument, which is filled with stars. The original objects were destroyed by the great powers invading China. Now we can see that they were copied by the Qing government in 1903. The muddy instruments and simplified instruments with circular trajectories shaped like the movements of several planets nested each other were cast in the Ming and Orthodox years. Not to mention their precise functions in measuring the position of celestial bodies, the dragon-shaped sculptures and the moires on the shelves have been delicately and vividly depicted to an amazing degree. We can also see the standard tables of time measured by sunshadows and the horizontally coordinated theodolites duplicated by the Qing government at the beginning of the 20th century. Ancient astronomical instruments have "Meridian Observatory" houses, which mainly look at copper pot drip leakage, scales leakage, modern navigation clocks and other timing devices. There are also some pictures and texts about constellations, nebulae, astronomical observations and small pavilions displaying small telescopes. Finally, the ruins of Tianpu Castle on the top of the mountain, Tianpu Castle is the fortress of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. The ruins can not be seen, but the view on the top of the mountain is very good. There is also a dome observation room, climbing to the platform on the top of the building, overlooking Nanjing City, looking west to Xuanwu Lake; the viewing angle of the Observatory is also very good, suitable for photography, and can take more pictures of the Observatory buildings. After entering, you'd better find a tour guide with their detailed explanations. It has a special flavor for the visiting observatory. In addition to the detailed introduction of the scenic spots, it also tells you where the photos are taken and what is the dominant position. It's very lifelike and classic. The meteorite museum after entering is also worth visiting.
It's all stone steps. I thought it was the top of the mountain when I came to half of it. I was too tired and very steep. I didn't dare to look down. But it felt so good to climb up. Once again, I convinced myself that I could do it in a few minutes. Halfway up the hill, there are grandparents selling cucumbers. There are quite a few people buying cucumbers. There is not enough water to drink. If you drink too much and you are afraid to go to the toilet, there will be a toilet on the top of the hill. You can see most of Nanjing on the top of the mountain. I'm not very familiar with it. Downhill is a gentle road. It's a good experience. If I live in Nanjing, I want to climb once a week.
In the colorful autumn, Jinlinghang (20) Zijinshan Observatory, the first batch of China's top ten science and technology tourism bases, is located on the third peak of Zijinshan Mountain in Nanjing, adjacent to Zhongshan Scenic Spot, hiking Zijinshan, returning from the Cendao Mountains, the Taka Observatory, which was built in 1934, contains the ancient precious national astronomical instruments of our country, namely, the turbidity instrument, the celestial sphere, the horizon longitude and latitude. Instruments, simple instruments, and our own instruments and equipment for measuring celestial bodies, boarding the Observatory, overlooking the city, can also take a cable car to reach the Observatory.
One of the four famous mountains in the south of the Yangtze River, with the reputation of "Yuxiu of Jinling", is a place of gathering places of interest and historic sites in Nanjing. In addition to the natural scenery, Zijin Mountain also has a great attraction, namely, the astronomical platform on it. It is quite tiring to climb to the top of the mountain. However, the scenery is good. You can see the Yangtze River. It is tramway down the mountain. The price is on the high side. It is good to climb on the weekend.
Summer vacation, first went to Zhongshan Mausoleum, do not want to spend time on the road, they went all the way to climb mountains, legs to the Purple Gold Observatory (ropeway in repair). There is a meteorite exhibition, by the way, popular science. In addition to the wisdom of the ancients, you can also overlook the city of Nanjing, the ancient city wall, Xuanwu Lake.
From the cableway to the Observatory, there are many roads. The scenery in the cableway and the Observatory is very beautiful, just in late autumn. Ticket office can browse a Wechat with a live guide, very detailed, you can listen to the explanation while watching. The ropeway is a little expensive.
Since childhood, I like astronomy. This is the holy place of my dreams. I didn't have this place in my journey. But when the taxi driver said, I decided to go up the hill and down the ropeway to the hillside. The Observatory was in the bushes. Although it was only a site, I was very excited.
During the Spring Festival, when I used to play, I took a taxi to the place where I took the cable car. Then I went up. I felt that I had been walking for a long time and I was really tired. In fact, the car could still drive up. It was drizzling and somewhat cold, but the air in the mountains was quite fresh. Several venues, entered and saw some astronomical equipment, as well as star paintings, just met the private guide invited by others in the explanation, followed by a while, or quite interesting, they do not understand what.
Take bus No. 20 from Nanjing to Zijinshan Scenic Spot. Zijin Mountain is located in the eastern suburb of Nanjing, also known as Zhongshan. It has been known as the four famous mountains in the south of the Yangtze River since ancient times. It has the reputation of "Yuxiu of Jinling" and is a place where Nanjing is rich in scenic spots and historic sites. There are not only magnificent "Zhongshan Mausoleum" in the Zijin Mountain scenic spot, but also the famous Zijin Mountain Observatory. Get off at Zijinshan Cableway Station. There are Cableways to the top of the mountain. The round trip fare is 60 yuan and the one way fare is 35 yuan. Zijinshan Observatory is the first modern astronomical research institute established by China itself. It is known as the cradle of modern astronomy in China. Zijinshan Observatory is an image of astronomical knowledge popular science education base.