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Nanjing Travel Guide

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Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum
Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum: It is sited on the foot of the Zhong (Purple) Mountain, in the east of Nanjing, covering an area of 80,000 m2. The majestic mausoleum began its construction in the spring of 1926 and lasts three years to complete.
Dr. Sun was a grand forerunner of the Chinese democratic revolution and the father of the Republic of China, who finished 2000 years of the feudal monarchy system. The whole Mausoleum Scenic Area is designed in liberty bell as seen from the air, symbolizing the efforts of Dr. Sun.

Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum: The tomb of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang is one of the largest imperial tombs in China and one of the most amazing of the world. Its construction started in 1383 and was completed in 1431.
The mausoleum is located in the northeast of Nanjing, on the base of Zhong (Purple) Mountain and consists of two parts: front and behind part, surrounding by 45-km stonewall with figures of animals and decorative columns.
It is renowned for its distinctive design, its prominent status, its impressive splendor and its magnificent scale.
Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum

Confucius Temple
Confucius Temple: It is located in the South of Nanjing, on the banks of the Qinhuai River and was originally constructed in 1034 during the Song dynasty as a place of worshipping and consecrated to Confucius, the famous philosopher of antique China.
This temple suffered repeated destructions, but in 1984 the local government rebuilt it and expanded the original building with architectural style of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Now it is a commerce and tourism center provided with shops, snack bars, restaurants and tea cafes.

Qinhuai River : It is a branch of the great Yangtze River of 110 kilometers in length whose banks have conserved the rich civilization of Nanjing for thousands of years, particularly the famed red-light districts, home of the powerful families during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
In the riverside can be found the Confucius Temple, Zhanyuan Garden, Zhonghua Gate, as well as boats with red lanterns, small shops, stores, restaurants and bars; all of them has converted the area in a busy colorful bazaar with beautiful romantic scenes.
Qinhuai River

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