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    LATEST NEWS!! Nanjing Yangtze...

    by JackWood Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: LATEST NEWS!! Nanjing Yangtze River Second Bridge has already been constructed, and it will be open to traffic tomorrow(26/03/2001)!!It is the longest bridge in cable-stayed structure in China and 3rd in the World.

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  • Dr. Sun Yatsen¡¡¥s...

    by alexia_lin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Dr. Sun Yatsen¡¡¥s Mausoleum is the most famous site located on Purple Mountain.

    Fondest memory: Take bus No. 9 from Xinjiekou roundabout and get off at the terminus. The Mausoleum is directly in front of the bus park.
    Opening hours:7am-6pm.
    Cost: RMB15.

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  • Nanjing's largest park, Xuanwu...

    by alexia_lin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Nanjing's largest park, Xuanwu Hu is a lake five kilometers long divided into three sections by narrow islands and causeways. Located in the northeastern part of the city, Xuanwu Hu offers pleasant walks and easy biking plus the prerequisite for any Chinese park: a collection of boats for rent. Apart from a number of arched bridges (one with the Chinese characters for 'toilet' scrawled on it, apparently voicing the opinion that the water below isn't fit for drinking) and a dingy pavilion, Xuanwu Hu does not have many architectural features of note. There is an ancient monorail (as monorails go, that is) that winds its way through the park at a snail's pace.

    In spite of the park's unspectacular state in the present, like most Nanjing sites, it has a long history. A training ground for naval forces during the Southern Dynasties, the lake was originally named Sangpo Hu (Mulberry Lake). While reviewing his forces on the lake, one emperor swore that he saw a black dragon appear on the lake. Thereafter, the lake was renamed Xuanwu Hu ('xuan' means 'black', 'wu' means 'military', and 'hu' means 'lake'). After being converted to rice fields during the 11th century, the lake was restored and opened as a park soon after the 1911 revolution.

    Xuanwu Hu is best seen in combination with the Ming city wall bordering the park to its east and south and the Ji Ming Temple just outside Jie Fang Men at Xuanwu Hu's southwestern edge. The main entrance, through Xuanwu Men, is just east of Zhongyang Lu near the intersection with Hunan Lu.

    Or, if you want to wander down an interesting alley where some of Nanjing's oldest houses have been built right up against the city wall, then don't enter the park at all. Instead, take a right at Xuanwu Men onto Kunlun Lu and follow it all the way to Jiefang Men. After about two minutes walking time, look for a faded yellow slogan from the Cultural Revolution painted on the western face of one of the buildings on your left. Then again, if you take this route, you might miss sighting Xuanwu Hu's black dragon.

    Fondest memory: The picture shows all! :) More than words

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    Nanjing Street Scene

    by snuggie Written Feb 4, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This picture was taken near the Zhonghua Gate.Take a look around the place,it has it own nature beauty.

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    The silence

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Here, in Nanjing, where it was once ravaged by war, it's almost impossible to envision such silence, calm & peace.

    Time heals!

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    Doctor Sun Yat Tsen Mausoleum

    by GUYON Written Feb 25, 2003
    Dr Sun Yat Tsen

    Favorite thing: Visit the Doctor Sun Yat Tsen Mausoleum near Nanjing.

    Fondest memory: It is forbiden to take photographes into the building (yes, I am an unruly French Guy) .

    MORE IN THE TRAVELOGUE.

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