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Nanjing: The Original China; The City of Emperors

Travelers Today       By    Jacq Evans

Updated: Jan 19, 2017 09:00 PM EST

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There is a place in China that called the City of the Emperors. Nanjing's charm until now reverberates in China.

Nanjing is the capital of China's eastern Jiangsu province. The place is approximately 300km up the Yangtze River from the city of Shanghai. Nanjing served as the national capital during the Ming dynasty. Several monuments and landmarks remain in the place until now including Zhonghua Gate. Today's regal walls in the city, the longest of its kind in the world, Zhonghua Gate is a well-known attraction for visitors in the present city center, reported, CNN.

You can visit the sacred site on Qīxiá Mountain 22km northeast of Nánjīng, founded by the Buddhist monk Ming Sengshao during the Southern Qi dynasty, remains an active place of worship. According to Lonely Planet, relics believed to be part of Gautama Buddha's skull were discovered and buried in this place. In addition, the mountain's maple trees are beautiful in spring when the hills are painted in crimson and bronze.

Behind Qīxiá Temple is Nanjing's Thousand Buddha Cliff. numerous grottoes housing stone statues are carved into the hillside, the earliest of which dates as far back as the Qi dynasty (AD 479-502), some others are from the Tang, Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties. There is also a small stone pagoda, Shèlì Pagoda was built in AD 601, and rebuilt in the late Tang period.

The remains of the empires of the past can be experienced all over the city, and the nearby Purple Mountain (Zijinshan) area has many cultural, historical, and religious places to visit. You can also go there for walks or to exercise in the parks and natural areas. Nanjing highlights include Purple Mountain, the Mausoleum of Sun Yat-Sen, Confucius Temple, Mingxiaoling Mausoleum, Qinhuai River, the Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre, Linggu Temple, the Presidential Palace and Mochou Lake.

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