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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.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum / 中山陵

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 of the architectural style used during the early days of the Republic of China.
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Fuzi Miao (Temple Of Confucius) / 夫子庙

During the imperial times, Fuzi Miao was a place where scholars would come to take 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, and 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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Lao Men Dong / 老门东

Lao Men Dong ( Literally means "Est of Old Door" ), was once the most lively commercial street in Nanjing. There have been several renovations yet all the classical wood structures are perfectly preserved. Lao Men Dong is a showcase of ancient southeast Chinese villages. When here, you will feel like you are taking a step back in time. This is also a commercial centre where you can find all sorts of specialities of Nanjing, such as stinky tofu, stick-pot, tiny steamed buns, as well as paper kites.
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Yuejiang Tower / 阅江楼

In 1374, the first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty decided to build a tower by the Yangtze River and named it Yuejiang (literally meaning "overlooking the river"). He called for all the authors in the country to write articles in order to praise the magnificent tower, even though it was not yet built. One of the articles became a classic, but the construction of the tower was never started until 2000. The reputation of the tower preceded its actual existence by 650 years.
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