Nanjing

  Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province. It lies in the lower reaches of the Yangtse River, covering 6.5 thousand square kilometers, with a population of 5.1 million. Perennial temperature averages 17.8 ℃ (64 °F). Nanjing is one of the important hub of communications in China. The railway, highway and aviation are all convenient. Nanjing had been awarded the title of Famous Historic and Culture City.
       
 

        Being one of China’s six ancient capitals and cultural centers, it was built 2400 years ago and was the capital of six dynasties-the Eastern Wu, the Eastern Jin, the Song, the Qi, the Liang, the Chen, the Southern Tang and the early Ming dynasties.  
        Nanjing had the world’s longest city wall-extending 34 km. The Xiaoling Tomb was listed in the World Heritage.

 

        The Mausoleum of Dr.Sun Yat-sen is situated on the southern slope of the Purple Mountain in the eastern suburb of Nanjing. The mausoleum, shaped like an alarm bell, is built at the foot of the mountain.

 

        Plum Blossom Hill  is one of the eight best places for enjoying the plum bloosom in China.

        Qinhuai River is the cradle of civilization around Nanjing. Dozens of Neolithic primitive sites have been unearthed along the river. It is famous for the wealth of ancient sites, gardens, painted boats, streets and folklore. Historically, the place teemed with nobles and men of letters. At its peak years during the Ming and Qing dynasties, Qinhuai was bustling with businessmen, whorehouses and racing lantern boats.
     
 

        On the bank of Qinhuai River,there is the Confucius Temple,a famous tourist resort in Nanjing.It is also known as Fuzimiao in Chinese.

 

        And also, there are numerous mountains, lakes and other views in Nanjing. Zhong Mountain and Xuanwu Lake are the national major place of interest. They are the most magnificent scenery in China.

 

More about the Confucius Temple please visit : Confucius Temple
More about Nanjing please visit the following websites: http://www.nju.gov.cn/english/index.asp

 

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