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Captivating Nanjing Historical and Cultural Day Tour including Qinhuai River Cruise
"Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Nanjing downtown at 8:00 am and transfer to visit the Chaotian Gong also called the “Heaven Palace”. The buildings of Chaotian Gong today were constructed in the nineteenth century and now a museum. This museum holds an interesting collection that includes fragments of the porcelain pagoda the 15-century Ming Dynasty monument destroyed in the course of the Taiping Rebellion.Then you to visit the Zhonghua Gate meaning ""Chinese Gate"" in Mandarin. It is the south gate of Nanjing City and a precious cultural relic. Zhonghua Gate has the double distinction of being the biggest castle-style city gate in China and a structural element that is believed to be one of delicate structure and advanced construction techniques. It is an important symbol for China's military history as well as architectural traditions.Following the visit of the Zhonghua Gate you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and try some traditional dishes from Nanjing. After lunch you will visit the Nanjing Confucius Temple
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Nanjing Sightseeing Day Trip from Shanghai by Train
"Make your own way to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for your train to Nanjing.Your round-trip train tickets will be purchased and delivered to your hotel in Shanghai downtown a day before the tour.When you arrive at Nanjing meet your guide at Nanjing Railway Station and be transferred to the Chaotian Gong also known as Heaven Palace. The buildings which can be seen today at the Chaotian Gong were actually constructed in the nineteenth century and now house a museum. This museum holds an interesting collection which includes fragments of the porcelain pagoda the fifteenth century Ming Dynasty monument which was destroyed in the Taiping Rebellion.Then visit the Zhonghua Gate the southern gate of Nanjing City. A precious cultural relic
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Nanjing Sightseeing Day Trip from Shanghai by Train
"Make your own way to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for your train to Nanjing.Your round-trip train tickets will be purchased and delivered to your hotel in Shanghai downtown a day before the tour.When you arrive at Nanjing meet your guide at Nanjing Railway Station and be transferred to the Chaotian Gong also known as Heaven Palace. The buildings which can be seen today at the Chaotian Gong were actually constructed in the nineteenth century and now house a museum. This museum holds an interesting collection which includes fragments of the porcelain pagoda the fifteenth century Ming Dynasty monument which was destroyed in the Taiping Rebellion.Then visit the Zhonghua Gate the southern gate of Nanjing City. A precious cultural relic
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Ming Xiaoling Tomb: 2) Civil and Military Gate

The first gate you will see when you enter graveyard of MingTomb is the Civil and Military Gate, and followed by two well pavilions on each side of the wall, 3) Eastern Well Pavilion and 4) Western...
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Sep 03, 2012

Ming Xiaoling Tomb: Plum Blossom Hill

Plum Blossom Hill is located southwest of the Ming Xiaoling Tomb, a hill that has ten thousand plum gardens, 400 acres of land with 230 varieties of species. This hill is famous as the tomb of Sun...
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Jun 09, 2012

Ming Xiaoling Tomb: Tablet Tower Of Great Merits

" The Tablet Tower of Great Merits was built on a square base in the 11th year under the Yongle Reign (AD 1413), which contributes to its general name Square City. Its roof has been destroyed. It...
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Jun 08, 2012

Ming Tomb Scenic Area - Ascension Bridge

This 57.5 metre long, 26 metre, single-arch bridge lies in front of the Rectangular Citadel & Ming Tower. After Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang died, his coffin was carried across the bridge to be buried in...
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Jul 15, 2009

Ming Tomb Scenic Area - Treasure Mound

The so-called Treasure Mound is 325m to 400m in diameter at the bottom and lies behind the imposing Rectangular Citadel & Ming Tower. It was originally a small hill called Dulongfu (single dragon...
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Jul 15, 2009

Ming Tomb Scenic Area - Rectangular Citadel

The Ming Tower is built on top of the Rectangular Citadel and is the commanding building of the Ming Tomb. There are three arched doors in its southern wall and one in each of the other three walls....
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Jul 15, 2009

Ming Tomb Scenic Area - Sacrificial Hall

The original Sacrificial Hall was built in 1383 for the memorial tablets of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang. It was a huge wooden structure with 9 bays in width and 5 deep with 56 stone column bases which still...
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Jul 15, 2009

Ming Tomb Scenic Area - The Sacrificial Censers

Placed before the Sacrificial Hall on each side of its gate, the pair of Sacrificial Censers are actually two small temple-shaped buildings made of yellow and green glazed materials. Pieces of paper...
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Jul 15, 2009

Ming Tomb Scenic Area - Imperial Tablet Hall

Originally the middle gate in front of the sacrificial hall, the original tablet hall was destroyed, with only the Sumeru steps left behind. The existing tablet hall was built in the late Qing...
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Jul 15, 2009

Ming Tomb Scenic Area - Civil & Military Gate

This gate is the first gate to the graveyard of the Ming Tomb of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang. At the foot of the gate is a "Special Notice" tablet inscribed in Japanese, German, Italian, English, French and...
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Jul 15, 2009

Ming Tomb Scenic Area - Golden Water Bridge

The Golden Water Bridge, also called Five-Dragon Bridge, is located on the same north-south axis as the tomb palace. There used to be five paralleled single-arch bridges, corresponding to the...
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Jul 15, 2009

Ming Tomb Scenic Area

This tomb is that of the Hongwu Emperor, Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming dynasty, and his wife Ma Liangliang. Legend says that in order to prevent robbery of the tomb, 13 identical...
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Purple Mountain

This mountain, located on the eastern side of Nanjing, can be seen from the bridge over the river Yangtze. I did not go there but took some pictures from the distance. There are many historic places...
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Xuanwu Lake

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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Presidential Palace

This is the Executive Yuan Office Building of the National Government, South Building. This building was erected in June 1934. The building is designed by architect Zhao Shen. It was mainly the...
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Yangtze River Bridge

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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Ming Palace Ruins

Today, Ming Palace is a local park on Zhongshandong Road, surrounded by busy streets with cars, buses, hotels, office, and residential buildings. You can even come here by a metro train, minggugong...
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Museum

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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