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,... more
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... more
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.... more
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.... more
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... more
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.... more
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... more
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... more
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.... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
.....When I was looking at the out side from my window,I felt that I am in 2046,and I am Chow Mo-wan(the main character)..Was I looking for an advanture or looking for my "Bai Ling"!!!! I think,I saw...
I visited Nanjing not really know what to expect of the city. It does not receive the accolades that some of it's neighboring cities like Suzhou earn but I heard that it was suppose to be a pleasant...