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Section in Nanjing
Do & See
Nanjing has numerous scenic spots both in and around the city. Internationally well known Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum or the Ming Tombs and its surrounding complex is an UNESCO cultural heritage and highly recommended. Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum and its surrounding forest area - nicknamed by locals as the green lung of Nanjing – offer a respite from the city, while the glamorous nights and the indigenous snacks of Fuzi Miao (Temple of Confucius) and Qinhuai River are also worth sampling.

Zhongshan Mountain Tourist Resort: Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum

Dr Sun Yat Sen was one of the pioneers at the forefront in the struggle to transform China from a dynastic feudal state to a republic for the people. He continues to be celebrated and the plan of his mausoleum is in a shape of an alarm bell, signifying the “perpetual ringing of the alarm bell to arouse people”. Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum is a classic building in architecture of the first days of the Republic of China.
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Scenery Along The Qinhuai River : Fuzi Miao (temple Of Confucius), Qinhuai River

During the imperial times, Fuzi Miao was a place where the scholars would come to take the royal examinations, testing them on their knowledge of Confucius teachings. Upon passing, the top students would go on to work in the royal courts and aides govern state affairs. This historical aspect is just one of the reasons why this newly reconstructed area is popular with visitors. Other attractions along the Qinhuai River include the Bailu Zhou Gard, Zhanyuan Garden, Zhonghua Gate and a boat ride on the Qinhuai River in the evening.
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