A trip to Nanjing–the capital city for several of China's dynasties and,briefly,the Nationalist government–may make you wonder why on earth they ever moved the capital back to Beijing. The legacy of this can still be seen today in the many sobering Second Sino-Japanese War memorials and museums dotted around the city 。 Speaking of bars,the hip place to sink a few cocktails is 1912 District,a bar street which takes its name from the year that Sun Yat-sen founded the Republic of China with Nanjing(albeit briefly)as its capital. [Detail]
During Spring Festival this year, Fuzimiao-Qinhuai Scenic Area held a series of traditional activities showing folk culture mainly at the Confucius Temple, Qinhuai River, Ming Dynasty City Wall and Lantern Market, which were well received by tourists.[Detail]
In 2011,tourist revenue of Nanjing exceeded 100 billion RMB for the first time.[Detail]
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Located at Tangshan Town,Jiangning District,it is a well known hot spring health resort. Chiang Kai-shek’s hot spring villa is also located in the town. Located in Tangquan Town of Pukou District,owns the reputation of“holy hot spring of the region”.Its water temperature is at 36℃to 47℃degrees whole year,enriched with sulphur,carbonic acid gas. [Detail]
In general,most of Chinese cities had its own city wall that defends against enemy invasions. The surviving section of the wall is now protected by the municipal government. The city wall is 12 meters tall and usually 7.62 to 12.19 meters thick. On the Zhonghua Gate,about 2000 pillboxes were built and they were used to defend against enemy attacks. There are 27 hidden spaces built into the wall,which were sophisticated in design and had a capacity to hide more than 3000 soldiers in total. Zhonghua Gate is well known for its well protected structure and many attachments of the gate become historical relics. [Detail]
Administrative office of several Governor Generals of Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces in the Qing Dynasty。 Palace for the Heavenly Kingdom of Peace(Taiping Tianguo)during the Taiping Rebellion。 President Palace for Temporary Central Government of the Republic of China。 Headquarter for the Army of Northern Expedition Period。 Headquarter for Jiangsu Province,Jiangsu Army Commander,Provincial Governor General。 President Palace for The Republic of China 。 The place now houses the China Modern History Museum that exhibits historical documents in China's recent history. [Detail]
The construction of the palace started in the Spring and Autumn Warlord Period,almost 2500 years ago. The palace is actually a building complex and occupies a land of 40000 square meters. The palace was once used as a provincial education facility and a worship place for Confucius. It is one of the best tourist attractions now in the city. Its collection of historical items in diverse fields offers locals and visitors an opportunity to learn about the history of Nanjing. [Detail]
Nanjing Hongshan Forest Zoo is located in the north of Nanjing and close to Nanjing Railway Station. Occupied 93 hectares,the zoo opened to public in September 1998 and is covered by trees and green land. The zoo is popular place for locals but many expats think that the cages for animals are too small that animals frantically pace back and forth. [Detail]
Lying in the city center of Nanjing,Xuanwu Lake is well known for its beauty and its surrounding environment,including the nearby ancient city wall,and is one of the three famed lakes in the South of Yangtze River. The lake occupies 3.7 square kilometers and is one of the largest comprehensive entertainment centers of the city. In the summer,one will never forget how the coolest wind blows away the scorching heat. The lake is popular for both visitors and residents and has been recognized as a 4-AAAA national tourist attraction. [Detail]
Lying 22 km northeast of Nanjing City,Qixia Mountain(Sheshan Mountain)is dubbed□□the most beautiful mountain in Nanjing. The temple has a number of critical historic relics such as the Thousand Buddha Cliff,the Royal Stele and the Sheli Pagoda. Recently,Chinese archeologists have found numerous ancient stone inscriptions carved on the cliffs of the Mountain. The cliff inscriptions were found during a research project for cultural relics and they could be dated back to the Northern and Southern Dynasties(960-1279).The archaeologists have also unearthed four grottoes and dozens of Buddhist sculptures in the grottoes. [Detail]
The new schedule for the park is 6:00-17:00,Monday to Sunday,and the fee for entering is 20 Yuen/person. The renovated park includes a water-side entertainment facility that costs 80 Yuen/person for entrance fee. The park was originally a private garden/residential hall in Yuan and Ming dynasties(581-618 AD)and became a public park in 1950s.There are lots of architechtures in the park,left from these ancient Chinese dynasties. [Detail]
After establishing his Empire,the emperor ordered to build a tower on the summit of the hill to celebrate his victory and view the panoramic magnificent landscape of the river. The tower is an architectural complex and has seven stories with a total height of 52 meters. It was designed and constructed based on the current understanding for structures and styles that were popular in the Ming Dynasty. Climbing to its top storey,a stunning view of the broad Yangtze River with all splendid landscapes nearby will suddenly appear in the front of you. [Detail]
The royal mausoleum covers a land of several kilometers and its wall extends up to 45 kilometers in length. One of the most mysterious legends opened up the possibility that this mausoleum might not be the real tomb where the emperor's physical body was buried. Nobody knew which one was the true funeral processing that carried the emperor's real corpse to his highly secret tomb. Accoring to reports,recent archaeological analyses have led experts to believe that the Mingxiao Mausoleum is the emperor□□s real tomb and it is still intact without damages from tomb robbery. [Detail]
Linggu Temple(the Soul Valley Temple)was erected in the beginning of the Ming Dynasty with the name Kaishan Temple and was later relocated from its original location in 1367 as Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang chose the place to be his mausoleum. The temple also serves as a memorial hall for the army service men killed during the early civic war(the Northern Expedition Period)against the Qing Dynasty and warlords,and during the Anti-Japanese War. The hall is 22 meters high and 53.8 meters wide. The hall has lasted without major maintenance for more than 600 years. [Detail]