Nanjing is the capital city of Jiangsu Province in China, and a city with outstanding position in Chinese history and culture. Nanjing served as the capital of China during several historical periods and is listed as one of the Eight Ancient Capitals of China.
Located in the Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Nanjing has always been one of China's most important cities. Apart from having been the capital of China for six dynasties and of the Republic of China, Nanjing has also served as a national hub of education, research, transportation and tourism throughout history.
Main Tourist Attractions in Nanjing:
Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum
The scenic area of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is the tomb of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of democratic revolution of China. On June 1, 1929, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's coffin was moved from Beijing to be buried here. Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is located at the southern foot of Zhongshan Mountain. Lying on the mountain, it faces the plain with the verdant mountain at its back, enjoying a regular layout and a spectacular appeal. The archway and the top of the sacrificial hall are all covered with glazed blue tiles, appearing magnificent, spectacular, tranquil and solemn.
Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty
The Ming Tomb, situated at Dulongfu of Wanzhu Peak at the southern foot of Zhongshan Mountain, the burial place for Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming dynasty, and his wife Ma Liangliang. It was built in 1381 with a spectacular scale. According to “Records of Jiangnin prefecture under the reign of Kangxi in the Qing dynasty”, the red wall of the Ming Tomb is 22.5 kilometers in circumference. It is one of the largest imperial tombs existing in China so far.
As an ancient temple of the southern dynasty, it was built in 515 AD. The temple was moved here when Zhu Yuanzhang of the Ming dynasty built the Ming Tomb. Part of the skull of master monk Xuanzhuang is preserved in the Memorial Hall of Master Monk Xuanzhuang.
Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall
Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall is for compatriots killed in the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Forces of Aggression on December 13, 1937. It is located in the southwestern corner of Nanjing known as Jiangdongmen. It is located near a site where thousands of bodies were buried. Now many people from both home and abroad come here just to tell the world how important the love and peace are.
Remains of the Nanjing Ming City Wall
The City Wall of Nanjing was designed by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang (1368-1398) after he founded the Ming Dynasty and established Nanjing as the capital 600 years ago. To consolidate his sovereignty and keep out invaders, he adopted the suggestions of advisor Zhu Sheng to build a higher city wall, to collect grains and to postpone the coronation. Then, he started to build the city wall. It took 21 years for the project, which involved 200,000 laborers to move 7 million cubic meters of earth.
Nanjing Overnight Tour
|As an ancient capital city of thousand years' history, you cannot explore its attraction in one day. stay overnight in Nanjing, you will know more about the city and more about China's modern history.|
Nanjing One-Day Tour
|Nanjing is an ancient capital city, as its name means “Southern Capital”. In the early 20th century, the founder of Republic China, Dr. Sun Yet-sen also settled the capital in Nanjing. Nowadays, in order to commemorate this great revolutionary pioneer, people built Dr. Sun Yet-sen’s Mausoleum and museum in Nanjing. Now it has become a popular sightseeing site, for its beautiful scenery in different seasons.|