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Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Nánjīng

Línggǔ Temple Scenic Area

This expansive temple complex contains one of the most historic buildings in Nánjīng – the Beamless Hall (无梁殿; Wúliáng Diàn), built in 1381 entirely out of brick and stone and containing no beam supports. Buildings …
Top Choice Memorial in Nánjīng

Sun Yatsen Mausoleum

An astonishing sight at the top of an enormous stone stairway (a breathless 392 steps), Sun Yatsen's tomb is a mandatory stop for Chinese visitors. Reverentially referred to as guófù (国父; Father of the Nation), Dr S…
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Nánjīng Museum

This fabulous museum had a massive and lavish expansion in 2013 with a brand new, dramatically modern exhibition block added next to its traditional, temple-style hall. All sleekly designed with lashings of marble a…
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Zhān Garden

If you don't have time to get to Sūzhōu, visit this delightful traditional Chinese garden at the heart of town. The Taiping History Museum belongs to the garden, but it's the garden itself that's the real draw. With…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Nánjīng

Qīxiá Temple

This sacred site on Qīxiá Mountain (栖霞山; Qīxiá Shān), 22km northeast of Nánjīng, was founded by the Buddhist monk Ming Sengshao during the Southern Qi dynasty, and remains an active place of worship. Long one of Chi…
Top Choice Tomb in Nánjīng

Míng Xiàolíng Tomb

Zhu Yuanzhang (1328–1398), the founding emperor of the Ming dynasty (also known as the Hongwu Emperor), was buried in the tomb of Míng Xiàolíng; he was the only Ming emperor buried outside Běijīng. The area surround…
Top Choice Memorial in Nánjīng

Memorial Hall of the Nánjīng Massacre

In the city’s southwestern suburbs, the disturbing exhibits in the Memorial Hall of the Nánjīng Massacre document the atrocities committed by Japanese soldiers against the civilian population during the occupation o…
Monument in Nánjīng

Zhōngyāng Gate

One of the original 13 Ming city gates, located in the north of town. The name means 'Central Gate'.
Buddhist Temple in Nánjīng

Jīmíng Temple

Alongside the city's Ming walls and Xuánwǔ Lake (Xuánwǔ Hú) is Buddhist Jīmíng Temple, first built in AD 527 during the Three Kingdoms period and rebuilt many times. The seven-storey-tall Yàoshīfó Pagoda (药师佛塔) offe…
Bridge in Nánjīng

Yangzi River Bridge

Opened on 23 December 1968, the Yangzi River Bridge is one of the longest bridges in China – a double-decker with a 4.5km-long road on top and a train line below. Stirring socialist-realist sculptures can be seen on…