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Nanjing has been the capital of several Chinese imperial dynasties. It has a variety of historical and cultural heritage evident in its architecture like imperial mausoleums, old temples, traditional garden buildings and museums.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum

Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum

The Mausoleum of Dr.Sun Yat-sen is situated on the southern slope of the Zijinshan (Purple Gold Mountain) in the eastern suburb of Nanjing. The remains of Dr. Sun, who was a pioneer of Chinese democratic revolution was buried here on June 1, 1929. The mausoleum, shaped like an alarm bell, is built at the foot of the mountain. A feeling of respect may be aroused when climbing by the steps...

The Confucius Temple

The Confucius Temple is located at the two sides of Qinhuai River, mainly includes three building complexes: Confucius Temple, Studying Hall, Gongyuan. It became study hall in Southern Song Dynasty, then was changed into examination hall in Ming Dynasty, and formed a central place with restaurants and tea housed. Nowadays, the Confucius Temple is one of the 40 best tour spots of China.

The Confucius Temple
Xuanwu Lake

Xuanwu Lake

Located at the bottom of Zhongshan Hill, it covers 368 hectares of water area, and consists five islets, each owns different charm, Huaziyuan was built to commemorate the Sixth World Chinese Businessman Conference, Nanjing. It is the earliest and biggest comprehensive park of the city.

Zhonghua Gate

Zhonghua Gate was transformed into present name in 1931 with the former name "the treasure gate". It was connected separately with Guchanggan Bridge in Front and Zhenhuai Bridge in back. With 21.45 meters in height, 128 meters in length from east to west and 129 meters from north to south, the gate is a military strategic pass, composed of three dolioform cities, four gates, 27 hideouts and city wall history of the world because of its magnificence.

Zhonghua Gate
Yuhua Tai (Rain Flower Terrace)

Yuhua Tai (Rain Flower Terrace)

The Yuhua Terrace, cemetery for revolutionary martyrs, is a famous revolutionary resort and tourism scenic area in Nanjing. The Revolutionary Martyrs Memorial stands at the top of the cemetery for martyrs, with a height of 42.3 meters. This figure indicates that the liberation of Nanjing on April 23, 1949 was won by fearless struggle and sacrifice of numerous revolutionaries. If you will be more curious about historical records, we recommend you to visit the Museum halls, which contain these pertinent documents. The Yuhuashi (Rain Flower Pebbles) Art Festival (annual) is held here.

Yuejiang Tower

The Yuejiang Tower in the northeast Nanjing looks out over the broad sweep of the Yangtze River. The 50 meter high pagoda is built in the style of the Ming dynasty and is mentioned in a poem by the founder of the Ming emperor, but it was built only three years ago. Behind this is a well known story in Chinese history. The founder of the Ming Dynasty fought a major battle on the site over 600 years ago, and planned to build a great tower there. To commemorate his victory and provide a place to admire the scenery of the great river (Yuejiang Tower means "view the river" in classical Chinese), he invited his leading scholars to write essays with plans for the tower, and even wrote one himself. While several of these essays later became literary classics, the tower itself was never built. as the emperor was distracted by other rebellions and intrigues.

Yuejiang Tower

For tourists who want to travel alone

Suggested Itineraries:

Bus Tour

One Day Itinerary
Take Bus 9 from Xin Jie Kou and get down at Zhong Shan Ling stop (Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yet-sen) to visit the Zijinshan scenic area. After visiting, take Bus 20 and get down at Da Xing Gong stop to visit the former Presidential Hall then take Bus 31 to Jian kang stop to visit the famous riverside street of Qin Huai River and have a sample of the local snacks at Fuzimiao dining street.

Two Days Itinerary
Day1: the same as the above
Day2: Take Bus 1, 3, 33 or 40 to get down at Xuan Wu Men stop to visit the Xuanwu Lake. Have a look at the vegetable fare in Jiming Temple. In the afternoon, take Bus 2 or 33 to Yu Hua Tai stop and visit Yu Hua Tai scenic area, Zhonghua Gate and Zhanyuan Garden.

Metro TourMetro Tour

The new metro line is an alternative for travelers who do not want to take the crowded buses. You could still see most of the attractions in the area.

Route & AttractionsRoute & Attractions

Hongshan Zoo ---> Nanjing Railway Station ---> Xin Mofan Road ---> Xuanwu Men (Xuanwu Gate) ---> Gulou (Drum Tower) ---> Zhujiang Road ---> Xinjiekou (downtown area) ---> Zhangfuyuan ---> Sanshanjie ---> Zhonghua Gate ---> Xiaohang ---> Aoti Zhongxin (the southern ending)

Hongshan Zoo
It is the second stop for the north-to-south passengers with 10 minutes walk from the metro station to the zoo gate. The dense forest park is home to various animals.

Xuanwu Lake
Get down at the four stop - Xuanwu Men and take a five-minute walk eastwards from the stop, you will find the second-famous attraction in the city, Xuanwu Lake. The Jiangsu Exhibition Center is on the way to the lake.

Ganxi' s Residence (Ganxi Guju)
Continue from Xuanwu Men stop and go further for four stops is Zhangfuyuan. Walk out of the station and go southward for five minutes along the Zhonghua Lu, you will find classical garden buildings on the street. Originally it is the residential houses during the Qing Dynasty. The Nanjing Folk Museum is located in the area.

Next stop to Zhangfuyuan, you will get to Sanshanjie stop. Take a five-minute walk east to the northern end of Fuzimiao area. Fuzimiao, also called Confucius Temple, has been a prosperous area from the old days. Dazzling shops, restaurants and entertainment places surround the traditional houses during the traditional Ming and Qing eras. Old architectural buildings can be found along the beautiful Qinhuai River. This is a must attraction in the city.

Zhonghua Gate
Next stop to Sanshanjie is the Zhonghua Gate, the well-preserved castle on the ancient wall of the city.

Rain Flower Terrace (Yuhuatai)
Walk across the old Gate and go down to the south for fifteen minutes, you will get to the north gate of Yuhuatai Park. It is a historical monumental site where Chinese martyrs are commemorated.


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