Nanjing was China's ancient southern capital and commercial center from the 3rd to the 6th
century; today it reins as the capital city of Jiangsu Province. Nanjing combines
beautiful country scenery with a long and important cultural history. Located 173 miles
northwest of Shanghai (40 minutes by air), and 1 1/2 hours by air from Beijing, Nanjing's
educational facilities are renowned worldwide. There is a fine provincial museum with
exhibits dating back to prehistoric Peking Man. Just south of Nanjing is the Temple of
Confucius in Qufu, built in 1034 along the Qinhuai River. Adjacent is an excellent
cultural center and teahouse serving more than 200 traditional foods and delicacies of the
area. Today, Nanjing remains the cultural and commercial center of the south, located in
the scenic tapestry of the Yangtze River basin.
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum
Solemn and breathtaking, the majestic mausoleum for China's first president, a dramatic
scenic spot designated as a national tourist resort, lies on the southern side of
Zhongshan Mountain in the northeastern suburb of Nanjing.
Tomb of the Ming Emperor
The remains of Ming Hongwu (1327-98), the founder of the Ming Dynasty and the only Ming
emperor that is not buried in Beijing, rest here beside his empress.