My Linh Palace – Chiang Kai-shek’s love gift

My Linh Palace - Chiang Kai-shek's love gift 1

My Linh Palace is located on top of Tieu Hong Mountain, in the famous Zhongshan scenic area in Nanjing city, Jiangsu province, China.

For decades, this palace was only used as a government guest house and closed to the public.

Two years ago, the villa was renovated and opened to welcome both domestic and foreign tourists.

Dubbed the `first villa of the Far East`, the architectural subject of My Linh Palace is a three-story building designed in the palace style and roofed with rare lapis lazuli tiles – a type of tile that is only used

My Linh Palace - Chiang Kai-shek's love gift

The castle is considered a gift that Chiang Kai-shek gave to his wife Song My Linh.

It is said that this palace was built by Chiang Kai-shek as a gift to Tong My Linh on her birthday.

Construction of the palace began in 1931 and was completed in 1934, then named after Ms. Tong My Linh because during her time in Nanjing, she often came here to rest and relax.

My Linh Palace - Chiang Kai-shek's love gift

Since it opened in October 2013, My Linh Palace has become one of China’s attractive tourist destinations, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world every year.

Within a year, the Song My Linh palace was renovated on a large scale with reinforced steel structures, wooden floors repaired and lapis lazuli tiled roofs replaced with tiles of the same color and mold.

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