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About Nanjing

Nanjing was called Jinling in ancient times. This settlement was an ancient capital thousands of years ago throughout several dynasties and kingdoms, and the traces of history can be found here wherever you go. When in Nanjing, climbing atop Taicheng, a five-minute walk on top of the Ming Great Wall, on the south bank of Xuanwu Lake. This city wall, with 600 years of history, looks east to the verdure of Zhongshan, while the blue waters of the Xuanwu Lake ripple in your gaze and the bells of the ancient Jiming Temple resound in the distance. Stroll through the beautiful Yihe Mansions area, get a cup of coffee in the renown 1912 district, or walk beneath the colorful canopies of hundred-year-old trees in the warm sun, and history will unfold before you moment by moment. Once night falls, you can get aboard a pleasure boat and travel by night along the Qin Huai River, where enjoying the ancient beauty on the riverbanks by streetlamp is even more enchanting. All the while you can experience the beautiful setting of the poem “A Mooring on the River Qin Huai.”

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Sun Yatsen Mausoleum
4.7/5
18,878 Reviews
Cemetery
Sun Yatsen Mausoleum is the mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of the Warlord Era. It is located at Purple Mountain in the east suburb of Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, covering an area of 80,000 square meters. It is considered the holy land of Chinese people both local and abroad. Dr. Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) was a great revolutionary that led the Chinese people to overthrow the corrupt rule of Qing dynasty (1644-1911) and ended 2000 years of the feudal monarchy system, bringing China into a new age. With great historical significance, grand architecture, and beautiful scenery, the Sun Yatsen Mausoleum is a must see when you are in Nanjing.
Presidential Palace of Nanjing
4.7/5
42,296 Reviews
Historical Site
The Presidential Palace of Nanjing has a long history and prominent reputation. During the Qing Dynasty, it is the Weaving department of Jiangning and the Administrative headquarters of Jiangnan. On New Year's Day in 1912, Father of Modern China Dr Sun Yat-sen was appointed as the interim president at this location. Sun Yat-sen used this place as the president’s office and meeting room thereafter. Since then, the palace served as the presidential residence of the Kuomintang government. The building is a mixture of Chinese and Western architectural styles. It is generously proportioned and intriguing to look at. Take a stroll through the park to track the footsteps of Sun Yat-sen and understand the ever-changing nature of history.
Confucius Temple
4.4/5
11,064 Reviews
Temple
The Confucius Temple was originally built in the Song Dynasty to commemorate Confucius. It is located beside Gongyuan Street on the north bank of Qinhuai River. However the temple was destroyed and rebuilt several times. The current temple was rebuilt in 1987 after it was destroyed by Japanese Aggressors during WWII. Currently, the temple is the main scenic spot of the Qinhuai River Scenery. It also includes the China Imperial Examination Museum and Xue Gong (The Imperial Academy). At the Confucius Temple, you can admire a 6 meter high huge portrait of Confucius and 38 mural paintings reflecting the life story of Confucius.
Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
4.6/5
8,937 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Cemetery
It is located in the eastern outskirts of Nanjing City, south of Zijinshan(Zhongshan) , Dulongfuwanzhu Peak, and the western side of Maoshan. Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum is the tomb of Zhu Yuanzhang, the founder of the Ming dynasty. It took 17 years to be built, and what we see today is only part of the cemetery. The mausoleum was laid out in a majestic manner with strict regulations. The form of the mausoleum continued for the Ming and Qing dynasties and was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003.

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