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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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Presidential Palace of Nanjing
4.7/5
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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.
Sun Yatsen Mausoleum
4.7/5
19,860 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.
Confucius Temple
4.4/5
11,678 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
9,947 Reviews
Cemetery
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
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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A Niu Shou Mountain, half of Nanjing History, Niu Shou Mountain is named after the double peaks protruding from the top of the mountain. This note mainly introduces the photographing holy places in the scenic spot and several points that must be gone: 1 : the scenic gate, the timed performance music fountain, very nice; 2: The incense is strong here, many people come to the first stop of the scenic spot, enough to see it is a feng shui treasure; 3 outside the Buddha's Palace: the entire architectural design is like a dream of the Buddha's shrine, a distinctive building, in Under the blue sky and white clouds, there is no dead angle in 360 degrees. A clear pool in front of the palace reflects the palace and the tower, which is the best location; 4The interior of the Buddha's Palace: it is particularly spectacular, and the entire Zen view is born of Buddha. The Zen Garden, the enlightened Zen Garden and the Lotus Theatre in the middle can also see the performance; 5: The tower top tower of 88 meters high is a Tang Dynasty style building, which is still not available. It can only be enjoyed outside; 6 Hongjue Temple Tower: The tower is 45 meters high and has seven levels and eight sides. It is the oldest surviving brick tower in Nanjing. It is relatively quiet and the tourists are not particularly large. On the hill opposite the top tower. Restaurant: There is a restaurant in the scenic area, we go to the Niushoushan canteen, you can order or buffet; recommended tour route: , Tour: Tour time is about 4H. Recommended attractions: Niu Shou Square - Foding Temple - Buddha Pagoda - Buddha's Palace - Niutou Zen Cultural Park 2, leisure and holiday trip: Tour time is about 5H. Recommended attractions: Niu Shou SquareFoding TempleFoding TowerFoding PalaceNiutouchan Cultural ParkZhanlin RoadHidden Dragon Lake III. History, Culture and Sightseeing Experience Tour: Tour time is about 6H. Recommended attractions: Niu Shou Square - Foding Temple - Zen Path (Yue Fei Anti-Golden Base, Ming Dynasty Cliff Stone) - Buddha Pagoda - Buddha's Palace - Niutou Culture Park - Zhenghe Culture Park - Baoxiang Lake - Hidden Dragon Lake ( Chanlin Road) Tickets: 98 yuan / adult (online purchase discount) opening hours: 9
Posted: Sep 14, 2019

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I recommended Meiling Palace, Yuejiang Tower, Meihuashan, Tiansheng Bridge Scenic Spot, Qinhuai River.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Nanjing: Halal· Ma Xiang Xing Restaurant( Yun Nan Bei Road ), HuiWei Ya XueFen Si Tang, LiJi QingZhenGuan, Jiang Nan Zao Chinese Restaurant (Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing), Nanjing Shi Chao Hui ( De Ji Square ).
Here are the best places to visit in Nanjing, including: Xuanwu Lake, Nanjing Underwater World, Qinhuai River Boat Tour, Confucius Temple Qinhuai River Scenery Belt, Grand Baoen Temple Heritage and Scenic Area.
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