Visit the birds market. The...
Visit the birds market. The cacaphony of all the birds singing and rattling their cages is as impressive as the respect and the care the Chinese show these small animals. One morning, when waking up, a group of students was working out in some ancient asian ritual. Very impressive sight with the costumes, the slow motion movements and the glittering swords in the rising sun.
Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge
This is a very important bridge in Nanjing. The bridge was constructed from 1961 - 1968 and consists of a highway on the top level and a railway bridge on the bottom level. It spans a length of 6,772 metres (22,212 feet) which is approximately four miles long. There is a lookout tower located on the bridge and inside is a tall statue of Mao Zedong.
Yuhuatai Scenic Spot
Not far from the Zhonghua Men is a park known as Yuhuatai.
In legend it was here that a fifty century Buddhist monk delivered sermons so moving that the flowers rained down from the sky upon him. You still see Chinese tourists grubbing around here for the multi-coloured stone called "Yuhuashi" (Red Flower Pebbles), associated with that legend.
There is also a kind of exhibition of such stones but I have to admit, when I was there I had no idea about the legend.
Sadly, that hill also has much less pleasant connotations. After 1927 it was used as an execution ground.
Wow,that's Nanjing! Before I went there,I have just read some stories in the history books because it used to be the capital of China hundred years ago for 6 times..that's amazing,huh? And in my mind,I thought Nanjing was just a small town and out of dated,but when I arrived the downtown of Nanjing,I was really shocked,actually,it looks a little bit like Shanghai. Those shopping malls,and fashion people around you,you will feel so good. Well,when you leave downtown, it's changed to be a tranditional and more Chinese place you used to be thought of, but that's why I like Nanjing. :) You can enjoy the old and new stuff in Nanjing at the same time,that's pretty cool!! HA