What to do and see in Jurong, China: The Best Places and Tips

March 20, 2018 Claudia Navarrete

Jurong East is a planning area and residential town located in the West Region of Singapore. It borders Jurong West and Boon Lay to the west, Clementi to the east, Tengah and Bukit Batok to the north and Selat Jurong to the south.

1. Zhenjiang Mt. Maoshan Resort

Maoshan Town, Jurong 212400, China +86 511 8782 7158
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4 based on 31 reviews

Zhenjiang Mt. Maoshan Resort

Reviewed By JoeCool_KL - Kuala Lumpur

We heard about these Mountains from a Feng Shui consultant who says that these Mountains have good Feng Shui. Since we were in Nanjing, we decided to make the trip to visit these Mountains. We took as taxi from Nanjing to Maoshan - 1.5 hours drive.
These Mountains have a 2500 year history and is considered as the Mountains where Taoism flourished in the old days. There an element of the black arts here in the past.
Today there are temple complexes for visiting and prayers. From the main entrance, you can buy tickets for the visit and also book a guide - highly recommended although I don't think they have any English speaking guides. There will be shuffle vans taking visitors to various parts of the mountain notably the more famous ones being the Lao Tze Holden statue and the highest peak with a temple meant for prayers. It is said that the Mountains represent a dragon with the highest peak where there is a temple for prayers and the dragon body ends where the Lao Tze statue is located.
Not many foreign tourists visit this place. It is only somewhat interesting for someone who values Taoism and understands the history of it or wants to do a pilgrimage to the holy mountain of Taoism.
Through the assistance of the guide, we bought some temple papers for burning and hope our wishes do come true !

2. Chunxi Ancient Street

Chunxi Town, Gaochun County 211300, China +86 25 5732 5558
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4 based on 11 reviews

Chunxi Ancient Street

Reviewed By Nelson C

We visited this ancient architecture and ancient place brought by friends who live in Nanjing; otherwise would have missed these beautiful narrow street, and a feast of local cuisine with soft shell crabs everywhere. The visiting population is almost all Chinese, and others who visit it accompanied by locals. If you like ond city, old streets with archeological meaning, plan a visit. It's worthwhile. Thanks to my Ford friends.

3. Lao-Tse Statue

Junction of Jurong and Jintan, Jurong 212400, China
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Lao-Tse Statue

Reviewed By JoeCool_KL - Kuala Lumpur

We visited the statue which is located within the Maoshan mountain area. Shuttle vans bring visitors from the main entrance to this location and there is good photo opportunity of the statue and a slight claim up.
Lao Tze is the philosopher who wrote the book on Tao and these Mountains which are the holy Mountains of Taoism have a 2500 history.
There are temples for prayers and making wishes around the area, most famous of which is the temple at the top of the mountain called Juxiao Wanfu Gong temple. Nice views at this temple including an aerial view of the Mountains and of the Lao Tzu statue from afar.

4. Maoshan Mountain New Fourth Army Memorial Hall

Maoshan Town, Jurong 212400, China +86 511 8782 8207
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3.5 based on 8 reviews

Maoshan Mountain New Fourth Army Memorial Hall

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

小景点,没什么玩的,就是有个放炮竹的有点意思,在山下一个什么圆形的广场放炮竹山上会响起军号,有点隐约吧,不是很清晰,不知道是天然的还是人为的。

5. Baohua Mountain

In the North Area of Jurong, Jurong 212400, China +86 25 8581 8488
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Baohua Mountain

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

距南京、镇江、句容各30公里。门票五十元一人,为四景点套票。隆昌寺在华东名气颇大,为律宗第一寺。正前方的沙丁地遗址(距今7000多年)已经被改成主题公园。北大门处新建老街,可惜人气不足,沿路登顶,有四面佛阁。

6. Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)

No.2 Sifangcheng, Zhongshanling Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210009, China +86 25 8444 6111
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling)

Reviewed By emichan89 - Shanghai, China

This is a beautiful mausoleum and an apt homage to Sun Yatsen, with a combination of Western and Chinese architecture. Make sure to look up when you're inside the mausoleum - the ceiling is stunning. Sun's words are written on the walls, too. There are 392 steps representing the 392 million Chinese alive when Sun passed away. Sun is considered the father of modern China both by Taiwan and the PRC and is respected by all Chinese. Don't expect much historical information here, as it is a mausoleum and not a museum. Be prepared to walk multiple miles.

7. Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

Outside Zhongshanmen , Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, China
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4.5 based on 277 reviews

Purple Mountain (Zijin Shan)

Reviewed By norex2 - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Coming down from this mountain was one of the hardest things we ever did. Let me explain.
We decided to trek around, because the reviews warned us to be prepared for lots of walking. Nothing could prepare us for what we experienced. We wanted to take the cable car up to the Mountain Hill. Even though the bulding where they sell tickets was open, the staff workers were there, the cable cars were not moving. The staff didn't speak any English and couldn't explain to us why that is so. Not being able to take the cable car didn't stop us. We decided to walk. Be prepared for the most slippery road ever, which makes walking uphill very tricky. There are no signs and you have no idea how long do you have to go till. Finally, after 2 hours of walking uphill we reached the Planteriaum, which looked abandoned and we didn't go inside and saw it. We walked on, still trying to reach the top thath the cable car (if working) would reach in 15 minutes. After another hour we gave up, because the top of the hill was still 3 hourse away we later realized - we are not slow walkers! Then we decided to come down the mountain - it's as hard as to get up the mountain. Again, there are no signs. We took the path that was supposed to take us down, only to find a locked iron gate with a stone gate going all around it and could not pass. The only way was to go back up again and find another way down. After much trial and error we successfully cane down the mountain. We did not see the national park, but could care less. Nanjing has a lottttttttt to offer, Purple Mountain however to me is not it!

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