Nanjing Tourism

  • City Name:
    Nanning (Chinese: 南京; Pinyin: Nánjīng)
  • Population :
    Total: 7,588,900
  • Location :
    Situated at 32°03′N 118°46′E
  • Overview:
    Located in the lower Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Nanjing has always been one of China's most important cities.




Nanjing has seen its shares of ups and downs-from an imperial capital to the capital of the Taiping Rebellion in Chinese history and later became capital of the Republic of China. Sights telling the story of China's past and memorials to the events that shaped modern China are strewn all over this pleasant city.

As the capital of Jiangsu, Nanjing has seen its fair share crucial historical events. With the Yangze River on one side, surrounded by the Purple Mountain and shielded by massive city walls, Nanjing was perceived as impenetrable-but the city has been destroyed and rebuilt on several occasions. Today Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province, one of China's most economically vibrant provinces, receiving a big chunk of the foreign investments in China.



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Nanjing, meaning "Southern Capital," was the seat of six dynasties and more recently, the Republic of China when under Nationalist leadership. In the context of Chinese politics, Nanjing came into the spotlight when a peasant revolt ousted the Yuan dynasty from the city in 1356. The rebel leader later became the first emperor of the Ming dynasty. Nanjing was bombarded by the British during the First Opoim War, which lasted from 1840 to 1842, and the subsequent Treaty of Nanjing, the first of the "unequal treaties" that China was forced to sign after its defeat gave foreign powers privileges over China that would cripple the nation. During the Taiping Rebellion, from 1850to 1864, Nanjing was made capital by rebels who controlled most of southern and central China. The city was renamed "The Heavenly Capital" and only with the help of foreign powers and after untold carnage, was the Qing dynasty able to retake Nanjing.


Must see


Nanjing Drum Tower
The Drum Tower (Gulou) is located in the very center of Nanjing at the Gulou roundabout. The Tower was built in the 15th year of the reign of Hongwu during the Ming Dynasty (1382) and renovated during the Qing dynasty...more

Nanjing Ming Tombs
The Ming Xiaoling is the tomb of the founder of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang. He rose from poverty to lead a great army which pushed the
Mongols out of China in the 14th century....more

Lingu Temple
The Linggu Temple, the Linggu pagoda and the Beamless Hall are situated on the eastern side of the Purple Mountain,the Beamless Hall is a unique structure with only five columns but beams...more

Nanjing Museum
The Nanjing Museum is exhibiting bronze vessels, jade, ceramics and calligraphy and it is widely considered to be one of the finest and largest museums in China. ...more



Fuzimiao Festival
Beginning in late April, the Fuzi Miao Culture Festival makes Nanjing's historic district even more lively with many traditional performances.
Lingu Temple
Most major Chinese cities were once protected by walls, and as a former imperial capital, Nanjing still boasts many impressive fortifications. While great walls once wrapped around the entire city, the strong point of the city's defense was the southern Zhonghua Gate.
sunyatsen tomb
Nanjing's most famous landmark is the grand tomb of Dr. Sun Yat-sen
Dragon Boat Race
Dragon boat races are one of China's oldest traditions, dating back over 2,500 years