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Lies o­n the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, is o­ne of the most delightful of Chinese cities. Known as the Capital City of Six or Ten Dynasties in China's history, it has a brilliant cultural heritage.Yuecheng, the first recorded military defense constructed in early 472 B.C., opened the long history of Nanjing. In the following years, the city reached its height of splendor at various times. In 229, Sun Quan, o­ne of the three heroes in China's Three Kingdoms Period (220 - 280), to strengthen his influence in the middle valley of the Yangtze River, moved the capital of his kingdom to Jianye - present Nanjing. From that time o­n, the city served as the capital for several dynasties in China's history. In 1356, in a peasant rebellion, Zhu Yuanzhang, later the Emperor Taizu of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), conquered the city and renamed i..

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  • Qinhuai River

    Qinhuai River

    IntroductionThe Qinhuai River, a branch of the mighty Yangtze River has nursed the rich civilization of the region. The inner river of the river o­nce was the famous red-light distric..

  • Niushou Mountain

    Niushou Mountain

    IntroductionNiushou Mountain is a famous mountain with a long history. Located in the south suburb of Nanjing and 10 km from Zhonghua Gate, it extends along the hilly areas between the Ya..

  • Ming Dynasty City Wall

    Ming Dynasty City Wall

    IntroductionNanjing City Wall, constructed during the Yuan and Ming Dynasties between 1365 and 1386, originally stretched over 30km which made it the longest city wall in the world. ..

  • Zijin Hill Observatory

    Zijin Hill Observatory

    IntroductionThe Zijin observatory is located o­n the west peak of the Zijin Hill. It is 370 meters above sea level and is constructed in 1929. It is China’s first modern observatory ..

  • Rain Flower Terrace

    Rain Flower Terrace

    IntroductionThe Rain Flower Terrace is1 kilometer of Zhonghua Gate, Nanjing city, covers an area of 153.7 hectares. It produces lots of colorful agate stones, additionally the top of the ..

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