Nanjing - 南京
The city of Nanjing in photos
Presentation of Nanjing City
Located 350 km from Shanghai, in the mouth of the Delta and in the middle of the countryside, the city of Nanjing reveals magnificent mountain landscapes (the Purple Mountains), hides lakes (Xuanwu and Mochou lakes).Nanjing, surrounded by the Yangtze Valley and bordered by the Zi Jin Hills, is a destination that attracts many tourists.This city, with a little over 4 million inhabitants, is in full industrialization and is developing particularly in the sector of the chemical and oil industry, and yet has retained its charm of yesteryear. There are many preserved remains today, dating mainly from the Ming period.
What to do in Nanjing?
The city has indeed many sites to visit and allows to dive back into ancient China: the Temple of Confucius, built in 1034, which contains of course the statue of Confucius.Museums: Zhouenlai Museum, Museum of Taiping History, Jiangsu MuseumThe Mausoleum of Sun Yat Sen (a great leader of the Chinese Revolution of 1911) located at the top of the grand staircase of Zhongshan Mountain, from where you can also enjoy a breathtaking view …The tomb of Zhu Yuanzhang, the founder of the great Ming Dynasty.Different houses, located at the water’s edge and with a beautiful view, having belonged to famous people for their contribution to literature and the arts:Houses of Wang Dao (276-339) and Xie An (320-385), Wang Xizhi (303-361), Xie Lingyun (385-433), Gu Kaizhi (345-406) …Yuhuatai, the monument to communist martyrs.The Qinhuai River, along which it is pleasant to walk and discover many buildings, such as the Zhonghua Gate (Zhonghuamen) and the nice islet of the Aigrettes.The Xuyuan Garden, with in the center, a beautiful lake, its shore and a marble boat reminiscent of the Beijing Summer Palace.