Basic facts of the city:
Location: at the center of East China, lower reaches of the Yangtze River
Area: 6,598 square kilometers
Polulation: over 6 million
"Traipsing in Nanjing is like traipsing in an antique store, which is full of traces of history. Here, you can fathom, you can mourn over the past and you can let loose your leisurely imagination…" This is the impression of Nanjing from Zhu Ziqing, an outstanding literator in the modern history of China. Boasting a history of more than 6,000 years, Nanjing is hailed as one of the "Four Ancient Capitals of China", coequal with Beijing, Xi’an and Luoyang. Overall ten dynasties have made Nanjing their bases. Today, it has become a city famed for its rich culture and beautiful landscape. Follow TOC to unveil the mysteries of this charming and graceful land.
Nanjing is a modern city brimming with energy and confidence. It is an important transportation and communication hub in East China with intercity convenient buses and taxis as well as well-developed airlines, railways, highways and waterways crisscrossing this land in all directions. With an elegant smell that is peculiar to Southern Yangtze River areas, art and crafts in Nanjing are exquisite and pretty, which promise a great shopping experience pleasing both your eyes and minds. Nanjing is also a place renowned for its splendid cuisine culture. The duck specialties are praised as the best under heaven. Again, passion and excitement are inseparable with the city. Bars, clubs, teahouses, KTVs and other entertainment activities have dramatically enlivened the nightlife of Nanjing.
Cultural and historical relics spread over the city, where one can trace the fountainhead of its profound history. Resting on high mountains, Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum with its valiant and dignified formation sends out a kind of lofty spirit. Meandering through the quaint architectural complex of the Confucian Temple is an enjoyable exploration of the prosperity of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Entering the magnificent and deftly-designed Zhonghua Gate, you are in the midst of awe-inspiring city walls and it seems that you were so close to the hearing of whinny of warhorses. Moreover, Linggu Temple, Tomb of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, ancient ruins of the Stone City built at the Three Kingdoms Period and the Terrace of Rain Flower, a place to commemorate the revolutionary martyrs, are also available for you. All of these spots could arouse your infinite reveries of this old place.
Join the designed Nanjing tours offered by TOC to dig deeper of this land fully loaded with culture and history. Words are too plain to describe its beauty, so come and experience all by yourself!