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Best tourist spots of Nanjing

Nanjing is the capital of the Jiangsu province of China, and has been the economic and cultural capital of China for many ages. Located in the Yangtze River Delta basin, Nanjing has been a center of education, tourism and sports. It also was the host of the 2014 Youth Summer Olympics. It was also awarded the UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award in 2008.

Nanjing_Skyline

Nanjing_Skyline

Sun-Yat Sen Mausoleum

Construction of this tomb started in January 1926 and was finished in the spring of 1929. Built by architect Lu Yanzhi, this tomb is dedicated to the memory of the “Father of Modern China”, Dr. Sun. It is honoured to be a AAAAA scenic area by the Chinese Tourism Department.

Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum

Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum

Purple Mountain

The mountain located on the eastern side of Nanjing, derives its name from the mysterious golden and purple clouds that cover the mountain during dawn and dusk. The highest point of the peak is 447.1 meter and has almost 600 types of different species of flora and fauna.

purple-mountain

purple-mountain

Xuanwu Lake

Situated at the foot of Mt.Zhongshan it is one of the three most important lakes of Nanjing. There are five islands on the lake which are connected by arched bridgeways. The lake is filled with cherry blossoms and attractions like Circumvallation and Jiming Temple.

Xuanwu-Lake

Xuanwu-Lake

Presidential Palace

This building housed the Presidential office of China since 1927 to 1949. Now it is a museum for relics from the Qing and Ming dynasty.

Presidential-Palace

Presidential-Palace

Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall

The memorial is dedicated to the memory for all the Chinese citizens killed during the Japanese occupation of Nanjing. This site is said to be the tomb of ten thousand corpses.

Nanjing-Massacre-Memorial-Hall

Nanjing-Massacre-Memorial-Hall

Gate of China

It was the gate and the defensive walls housing the garrison of the city. This a famous ancient city gate in China with the most sophisticated structure in the world.

Gate of China

Gate of China

Jiming Temple

It is one of the most renowned Buddhist temples in all of Nanjing. It was first built in 557 and was destroyed many times. The temple is popular for the tea house it still holds within it.

Jiming Temple

Jiming Temple

Linggu Temple

The temple was first built in 515 under the reign of the Liang dynasty and was described as the best Buddhist temple in the world. It is also a memorial hall for soldiers who lost their lives in ancient battles. This is a 9 story pagoda standing at 60.5 metres.

Linggu Temple

Linggu Temple

Porcelain Tower of Nanjing

Made out of porcelain bricks and standing tall at 260 feet, this tower is a treasure for the city as well as the Nation. The pagoda was first constructed in the 15th century. This structure was also listed as Seven Wonders of The World sometimes.

porcelain-tower-of-nanjing

Porcelain-Tower-of-Nanjing

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