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Nanjing, the capital of ten periods in Chinese history, is a city famed for its rich culture, long history and beautiful landscape.

One of the eight great ancient capitals in China. Nanjing has a long history and is one of the first cities awarded the title of "Famous Historic and Culture City" by the State Council. In 472 B.C., Goujian, the king of Yue State, started to build the city at Yuhuatai, thus it was called "Yue city" In 229 A.D., the Eastern Wu Dynasty of the Three Kingdoms moved its capital to Nanjing and started to develop "Jianye city" as it was named then.

Following this, the Eastern Jin, Song. Qi, Liang and Chen Dynasties, Southern Tang Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Taiping Heavenly Kingdom and Republic of China all located their capitals in Nanjing. These eras left behind many famous attractions including: the willowed banks of Xuanwu Lake, the bright lights and river scenery of Confucius Temple, the ancient city wall (the best preserved in the world), the World Heritage-listed Ming Tomb, Dr.Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum proclaiming to the world the spirit of Freedom, Equality and Fraternity, Jinghai Temple, Presidential Palace and many, many other places of historical interest. Among the many protected cultural relics and sites in Nanjing, one has been inscribed on the World Heritage List, 14 are protected at the national level and 135 at the provincial level. As a result, three cultures with distinctive characteristics may be witnessed in Nanjing: the culture of the Six Dynasties, the culture of the Ming Dynasty, the culture of the Republic of China.

Nanjing, with a favorable geographical location and picturesque landscape, is also a famous tourist city. Nanjing is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River where the four seasons are clearly demarcated, bringing plenty of rainfall and abundant produce. Mountains, lakes, rivers, forests and the city proper form beautiful vistas all year round. In spring, it is common to visit Niushou Mountain scenic area's misty greenness. In summer the sunlight and clouds in the eastem suburbs is famous, while in autumn climbing the splendid Qixia Mountain is favored, lastly, in winter it is recommended to view the stone city wall under the white snow. Nanjing's magnificent scenery extends across the seasons and across the city's reach.

Nanjing is a modem city brimming with dynamism and confidence. Nanjing has comprehensive strengths and is one of the four national key cities for science and commerce Nanjing, with complete infrastructure is an important transportation and communication hub in East China and with dynamic trade and commerce sectors is the most important commercial city in the Yangtze River delta region after Shanghai. As an ancient capital city, green city, cultural city, riverside city and city of Fraternity, Nanjing has emerged as one of China's most attractive destinations for investment and living. Nanjing has been awarded several honorable title for its outstanding achievement including: "National Advanced City for Scientific and Technological Progress", "National Excellent Tourist City", "National Hygienic City" and "National Model City for Environmental Protection". Nanjing, as one of the "forty Chinese cities with best environments for investment", is also regarded as one of the Asian-Pacific Rim cities with the best development prospects in the 21st century.

Nanjing Tourist Attractions

    Qin Huai River

    The Qin Huai River-the symbol of Nanjing city, is a branch of the great Yangt...
    Linggu Temple

    One of Nanjing's famous scenic spots, Linggu Temple, which claims to be "...
    Mochou Lake

    Mochou Lake is outside of Shui Ximen Gate, located at No. 132 of Shui Ximen A...
    Mount Qixia

    Located 22 kilometers northeast of Nanjing, Qixia Mountain is revered as the ...
    Nanjing Museum

    The Nanjing Museum is located inside the Zhongshan Gate of Nanjing City. lts ...
    Xuanwu Lake

    Close to the city center and featuring 368 hectares of water and 104 hectares...
    Zhanyuan Garden

    Zhanyuan Garden is in the south of Nanjing City. It is a well-preserved class...
    Yangtze River Bridge

    The Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is the second large bridge by length, after ...

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