Nanjing, situated along the majestic Yangtze River in eastern China, is a city steeped in history and cultural significance. Serving as the capital of several Chinese dynasties, including the Ming and early Qing dynasties, Nanjing has earned its moniker as the "Southern Capital." With a history dating back more than 2,500 years, the city boasts a rich tapestry of traditions, architectural marvels, and poignant historical landmarks.
Renowned for its picturesque landscapes, Nanjing seamlessly blends the ancient with the modern. The imposing City Wall, a testament to its imperial past, encircles the historic core, while the iconic Confucius Temple and Presidential Palace provide glimpses into the city's cultural and political heritage. Additionally, Nanjing has embraced contemporary developments, featuring a thriving urban scene with modern skyscrapers, vibrant shopping districts, and a dynamic culinary landscape.
Nanjing's significance extends beyond its historical and cultural dimensions; it plays a vital role in education, serving as home to some of China's prestigious universities. The city's resilience and forward-looking spirit make it a fascinating destination for both history enthusiasts and those seeking a glimpse of China's evolving urban landscape.
How to get to Nanjing
Nanjing has an international airport and can also be reached by train or car
Accommodation
There are many hotels and other accomodation options, most bookable via the hotel booking portals.
Confucius temple photo gallery  - 25 pictures of Confucius temple
Jiming temple and city walls photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Jiming temple and city walls
Linggu park and temple photo gallery  - 25 pictures of Linggu park and temple
Ming Xiaoling tomb photo gallery  - 34 pictures of Ming Xiaoling tomb
25 photos of the Confucus temple in Nanjing
18 photos of the Jiming temple and Nanjing Ming dynasty city walls
25 photos of the Linggu park and temple northeast of the city centre
34 photos of the Ming Xiaoling tomb in the Zhongshan area northeast of Nanjing
Miscellaneous images photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Miscellaneous images
Nanjing museum photo gallery  - 39 pictures of Nanjing museum
Zhongshan park and Sun Yat Sen maosoleum photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Zhongshan park and Sun Yat Sen maosoleum
16 miscellaneous photos of Nanjing
39 photos of the Nanjing museum, one of the largest museums in China with over 400000 items
23 photos of the Zhongshan park and Sun Yat Sen maosoleum, located at the foot of Purple Mountain in Nanjing
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