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Nanjing, called Ning for short, is located in the Yangtze River Delta, facing fertile Jiangsu Southern areas on the east, hills of Anhui Province on the west, Tai Lake on the south and Jianghuai plain on the north.


Nanjing is an age-old city that was civilized some 6,000 years ago by farmers. It also served as China's capital throughout ten dynasties.

Historic and Scenic Spots
Qin Huai River

Qin Huai River is the largest river in the Nanjing City area and is the 'life blood' of the city.

· Nanjing Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao)
· Nanjing Drum Tower
· Zhonghua Gate
· Lingu Temple
· Purple Mountain Observatory (Zijinshan Observatory)
· Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum
· Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
Life in Nanjing
Traffic Guidance

Situated in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and extending across the river, Nanjing, as the traffic hub linking east-west water and land transportation arteries.

· Cherry Blossom Festival
· Nanjing Int'l Plum Festival (Plum Hill)
· Jinling Lanterns Fair
· Entertainment in Nanjing
· Shopping Places
· Nanjing Folk Cultures
· Useful Telephone Numbers
· Fuzimiao Festival
· Dragon Boat Festival
Special Products and Foods
Nanjing Salted Duck

Nanjing salted duck is a dish with over 400 years of history, and is one of China's most famous methods of preparing duck.

· Eight Wonders of Qinhuai River
· Qinhuai Snacks
· Yangcheng Lake Crab
· Pressed duck
· Rain flower tea
· Plum flower cake
· Yinshi chicken steamed dumplings
· Duck blood bean vermicelli soup
· Nanjing Cuisine
Zu Chongzhi

Zu Chongzhi (425-500) was a great mathematician and astronomer during the Northern and Southern Dynasty (220-581).

· Elegant Literator Wu JingZi
· Tao Hongjing
Key Words

Tea   West Lake   

Temple      Su Dongpo 


Fans   Embroidery

Garden     Fuzimiao

Zhonghua Gate

Nanjing Salted Duck

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