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About Nanjing
Nanjing or "Ning" in abbreviation, the capital of Jiangsu Province, is a city with a history of 2,500 year, tracing back to the Warring States Period in the Chinese history.
The name of Nanjing in Chinese language refers to "Southern Capital", in comparison with "Northern Capital" of Beijing, China's current national capital. The city has served as the capital of China for ten Chinese dynasties and the Republic of China, and is listed as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals amid Chinese cities.


Qin Huai River, a branch of the great Yangtze River, is 110 kilometres (about 68 miles) in length and covers a drainage area of 2,631 square kilometres (about 1,016 square miles). The river was originally called Huai River, and it is said that the river was channeled to the city of Nanjing during the reign of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, so it was named Qin Huai River from then on. Qin Huai River is the largest river in the Nanjing City area and is the "life blood" of the city. Qin Huai River is so fascinating that it captures the imaginations of people both at home and abroad.There are many famous sites of interest along the banks of the Qin Huai River, including Confucius Temple just 5 minutes away, Zhanyuan Garden, Zhonghua Gate, and the sights along the Taoye Ferry journey to Zhenhuai Bridge.Taking the painted boats to cruise on the Qinhuai River, visitors can not only admire the sights along the river but can also experience the traditional culture of Nanjing. Visitors can take boats at different wharfs to admire the scenery along the river.




Confucius Temple is a temple to consecrate Confucius, the founder of philosophy of Confucianism in ancient Chinese history. With the wide spread of Confucian learning throughout East Asia, Confucian temples were also built in Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. But the most famous one is in Nanjing, China. 
Confucius was born in 551BC in the Lu Kingdom, south of Shandong Province. For showing respect to his knowledge, he was honorably referred as "Gong fu zi" or "sage Kong". As a great educator, he has many students all over China and his ideas was widely-spread.. After his death, his philosophical ideas were collected by his students after and written in the book named "The Analects of Confucius", which is the must-reciting book for passing exams in ancient China.




Covering an area of 80,000 square meters (about 20 acres), Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is located in Purple Mountain in the east suburb of Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province. As the mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the father of the Republic of China, it is considered the Holy land of Chinese people both home and abroad. With deep historical significance, magnificent architecture and beautiful scenery, it is a must see when visiting Nanjing.

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