The Botanic Gardens of Nanjing showcase over 3000 plants and cover an area of nearly 200 hectares. It is located just outside the city walls, close to Qinghai Lake.
Fuzi Temple is an ancient Confucian temple located in southern Nanjing. For over 1500 years, it has been a centre for Confucian study.
Linggu Temple is a large temple complex that was built at the end of the 14th Century. Located in Zijin Mountain Park, its most famous attraction is the Beamless Hall, a building containing no beam supports. Nearby is Linggu Pagoda, a nine storey pagoda.
Nanjing Museum houses an excellent array of artifacts including jade burial suits, sketches of Old Nanjing and Neolithic relics. It is located just inside the city walls.
Sun Yatsen Mausoleum
On the eastern fringe of the city lies Zijin Mountain and in the middle of the mountain Sun Yat Sen’s Mausoleum can be found. Reputed to be the “Father of Modern China”, although he died in Beijing, he wished to be buried in Nanjing. His Mausoleum can be reached by climbing 400 steps.
The Memorial Hall of the Nanjing Massacre
The Memorial Hall of the Nanjing Massacre documents the acts committed by the Japanese soldiers against the civilian population just prior to World War 2, in 1937. The Japanese occupied the city of Nanjing for six weeks.
Yangtze River Bridge
Completed in 1968, the Yangtze River Bridge is a bridge that spans nearly 5kms across the Yangtze River and thus is one of the longest bridges in China. As well as providing transport for cars, it also carries trains on the popular Shanghai-Beijing route.