On a visit to Nanjing you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Nanjing. These places are what Nanjing is all about. These must see places in Nanjing will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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No.321 Zhongshan East Road, Nanjing 210004, Jiangsu, China
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
CaiYuanpei, a modern democratic revolutionary and educationist established the Nanjing Museum in 1933. It is the first large-size national museum in China and is a must see for history lovers. Exhibitions in the museum include:
The two main buildings showcase historical and revolutionary cultural relics, paintings, calligraphies, and ancient books...
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No.2 Sifangcheng, Zhongshanling Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu, China
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
One of the most revered tourist attractions in Nanjing, the Sun Yatsen mausoleum pays homage to the founding father and the first President of the Republic of China. Situated on the Zhongshan (or Zijin) Mountain, the rolling hills offer a spectacular view, especially at sunset.
This extensive mausoleum houses a marble statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and ...
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Qinhuai, Nanjing 210001, Jiangsu, China
08:00 am - 10:00 pm
Directly facing the Northern bank of the Qinhuai River, thisConfucius temple (originally built in 1034) now sits quaintly amidst the souvenir shops and restaurants of the Fuji Miao Pedestrian Street.
The temple’s Ming and Qing architectural style is quite charming. Statues of Confucius and his followers line the central courtyard and coloured...
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No.292, East Changjiang Road, Baixia District, Nanjing 210018, China
07:30 am - 06:00 pm
China’s largest modern history museum, this historical palace is a pure treat to history lovers. It used to be a prince dwelling and government office, home to national leaders like Dr.Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek. Main highlights include:
Centre: Gallery of the former Nationalist Government and the Presidential Government.
West: Sun Yat-...
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418, Jiangdongmen Street, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu, China
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
In December 1937, the Japanese army occupied Nanjing city and committed horrific acts of violence on its men, women and children. Built on the burial site of the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, a visit to this solemn memorial is immensely moving and eye-opening. This memorial also stands as a symbol of humanity and peace, against the atrocities th...
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No.1 Xuanwu Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210042, Jiangsu, China
06:00 am - 08:00 pm
Situated at the foot of Mt. Zhongshan, it is one of the most famous and protected lakes in Nanjing. The lake gained the name ‘Xuanwu’ because a black dragon was said to live in the lake.
The entry to the lake is the historic Xuanwu Gate, part of the Nanjing City wall. Once inside, you will see that the lake is divided into five inter-co...
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Wengzhong Road, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, Jiangsu, China
06:30 am - 06:00 pm
You will truly experience imperial China when you visit the mausoleum of the Hongwu Emperor and his wife, the founder and first emperor of the Ming Dynasty of China. During his reign, the Hongwu emperor instituted military, administrative, and educational reforms that centeredpower on the emperor.
The Main Tomb of the Emperor a...
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Fengtai Rd Qinhuai, Nanjing 210001, Jiangsu China
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Nanjing is one of the few cities in China to have a surviving ancient wall. Located on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, this masterpiece of Chinese architecture was built by the Hongwu Emperor of the Ming dynasty. Taking 21 years to finish, the Emperor ordered 20 states in 5 provinces to make bricks for the wall. Each brick weighed about 10 ...
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PukouQu, Nanjing Shi 210000, Jiangsu, China
07:30 am - 06:00 pm
This impressive road-rail bridge is a source of great Chinese national pride. Built in the 1960s, it is the first bridge solely designed by using Chinese expertise, connecting the two banks of the Yangtze River within a distance of several minutes.
One can appreciate the sound architecture, the views of the river and nearby Daqiao Park and the muse...
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Outside Zhongshanmen, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210018, Jiangsu, China
Originally called Jiangshan Mountain, it was renamed to the ‘Purple Mountain’ in the Eastern Jin Dynasty, owing to its purple shale rocks. Highlights include:
At the Centre, the national monument, the Sun Yatsen Mausoleum.
To the south of the mountain are Zixia Cave, Yiren Spring, Nanjing Underworld Aquarium and Zijin Mountain Observat...
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No.1 Jiming Temple, Xuanwu District, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, China
08:00 am - 05:30 pm
The Jiming Temple is an active Buddhist temple that overlooks the City Wall and Xuanwu Lake. One of the oldest temples in the city, it was established in 300AD during the Eastern Jin dynasty. Destroyed almost several decades ago, it was rebuilt in 1981.Consists of four major parts:
The Medicine Buddha Pagoda, where yo...
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Qinhuai District, Nanjing 210001, Jiangsu, China
Your Nanjing experienceis incomplete without seeing the Qinhuai River. The largest river in the city, its banks bustle with markets and street vendors. It is divided into two parts:
The Inner river runs through the heart of the city.
The Outer river was once a city moat of ancient Nanjing.
Viewing the river scenery from onboard a lantern boat is ...