Nanjing Things to Do

  • Confucius Temple
    Confucius Temple
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    Confucius Temple Bell
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    Across the river in Qinhuai area
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  • 1. Dr Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum

    I was lucky enough to visit this place in 2011, as they celebrated 100 years of Chinese Revolution. The admission to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum was free. You could see from my picture, they decorated...

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  • 2. Presidential Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Presidential Palace is located in the center of downtown Nanjing, next to Nanjing 1912 commercial area, across the street from the Nanjing Library. You can easily reach here by the metro,...

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  • 3. Confucius Temple - Fuzi Miao

    4 out of 5 stars

    The original Confucian Temple was built in 1034 but was continuously detroyed and rebuilt over the years. The temple you see today was rebuilt after being burnt down by the Japanese during WWII....

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  • 4. Ming Tomb

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stone Elephant Road is the first section of the sacred way, 615 meters long . This road comes along with six kinds of stone animals including horses, unicorns, elephants, camels, bear-eyed unicorns,...

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  • 5. Memorial Hall of the Nanjing Massacre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A museum and memorial dedicated to all those who who died in the Nanjing Massacre (also known as the Rape of Nanjing) during WWII, as well as survivors who were raped or attacked by the Japanese army....

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  • 6. Mochou Lake

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Mochou Lake is located southwest of Nanjing City. It occupied 47 hectares (116 acres) of land, which was part of the Yangtze River. Now, the lake is connected to Yangtze River through Qin Huai River....

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  • 7. Ming Palace Ruins

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Ming Palace was built during Hongwu Emperor by Zhu YuanZhang, the first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty. It was once said to have magnificent structure which the imperial palace of Beijing was modelled....

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  • 8. Yangtze River Bridge

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is the first bridge to be built across the Yangzi River in 1968. It was also the first double-decker, double-track highway and railway bridge designed and constructed...

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  • 9. Zhonghua City Gate

    Zhongshan Gate was first built during Ming Dynasty, as the East Gate of the Imperial Palace. It was called " Chaoyang Gate". In 1927, the original door of the Zhongshan Gate was removed due to the...

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  • 10. City Wall

    4 out of 5 stars

    The City Wall of Nanjing was designed by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang (r. 1368-1398) after he founded the Ming Dynasty and established Nanjing as the capital 600 years ago. To consolidate his sovereignty and...

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  • 11. Linggu Temple Site

    One of the main reasons people are visiting Linggu Temple is give their respect to those heroes that sacrifice their life to fight with the Japanese solders. It looks more like a fairyland than a...

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  • 12. Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum

    This museum commemorates the anti-dynastic Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Rebellion of 1851-64. The building was used by one of the rebellion's leaders while one section originally belonged to the first...

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  • 13. Xuanwu Lake

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This 1 mile (1.6km) long lake is located outside the city walls to the northeast of the city centre. It was once an important water source for the city and was used for naval exercises during the Song...

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  • 14. Fu Zi Miao Night Market

    Jen is so happy to go window shopping and take a lot of pictures in Fu Zi Miao Night Market. There are lots of souvenier that you could bring backk home for your family, friends and...

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  • 15. Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Nanjing Treaty History Museum is housed in the Jinghai Temple which itself is close to the city wall in the northwest of the city. The small museum houses a collection of photographs and...

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  • 16. Yuejiang Tower

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The lofty and spectacular Yuejiang Tower on the Lion Mountain echoes such three famous buildings as Yellow Crane Tower, (you can read about it on my Wuhan Page), Yueyang Tower and Tengwang Tower at...

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  • 17. Zijinshan Observatory

    A modern observatory operated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this is also a museum of ancient astronomy, with centuries-old star charts, an armillary sphere invented 1,800 years ago and an...

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  • 18. Fuzi Temple

    The origins of this Confucius Temple date back to 1034, while the current buildings date to the late 19th century. The temple was the seat of Confucian study for more than 1500 years. The temple is...

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  • 19. Zhongshan Scenic Area: Ming Xiaoling Tomb

    Ming Xiaoling Tomb is the burial place of Zhu Yuanzhang, founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty 1368-1644).The architectural system, inheriting from its...

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  • 20. Zhongshan Hill Scenic Area (Zijing Mountain)

    Zhongshan Hill Scenic Area is on the Zijing Mountain or Purple Mountain. This is the largest and most popular tourist attraction in Nanjing. Visitors should...

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  • 21. Nanjing 1912

    The name " Nanjing 1912" sounds like a historical place, but in fact it is the most happening nightlife venue for City of Nanjing. This commercial district is...

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  • 22. Nanjing Library

    Nanjing Library is the third largest library in China. It was first established in 1907 as the earliest public library to serve the public during the Republic...

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  • 23. Water Fountain In Front Nanjing Central Hospital

    Nanjing has a beautiful night scenery especially in downtown area near Xinjiekou or Daxinggong Stations. Most of the hotels, office buildings, shopping malls,...

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  • 24. Zhongshan Scenic Area: Filial Scriptures Tripod

    " Filial Scriptures Tripod is 4.3 meters high and weighs 5 tons. Cast on its surface are three characters ren zhi yong (meaning " wisdom, benevolence and...

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  • 25. Zhongshan Scenic Area: Open-Air Music Hall

    Open-Air Music Hall is located right outside the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Mausoleum. You can visit this attraction when you visit Dr. Sun Mausoleum. It was designed by...

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