The Presidential Palace could be thought of as Nanjing’s version of the Forbidden City in Beijing with it once being home to ancient emperors and later political leaders. The palace was also the base for Dr. Sat Yun Sen when he led the Kuomintang party to power in China.
The Yuyuan Garden was built in the late 1500’s by a government official of the time as a personal undertaking. The garden today takes up a vast area with traditional style buildings, a lake, the garden itself and various halls.