11 Sights in Nanjing, China (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Nanjing, China. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Nanjing, China.

1. NanJing Museum

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The Nanjing Museum is located in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province in East China. With an area of 70,000 square metres, it is one of the largest museums in China. The museum has over 400,000 items in its permanent collection, making it one of the largest in China. Especially notable is the museum's enormous collections of Ming and Qing imperial porcelain, which is among the largest in the world.

Wikipedia: Nanjing Museum (EN)

2. Presidential Palace

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The Presidential Palace in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, housed the Office of the President of the Republic of China from 1927 until the capital was relocated to Taipei in 1949. It is now a museum called the China Modern History Museum. It is located at No.292 Changjiang Road, in the Xuanwu District of Nanjing.

Wikipedia: Presidential Palace (Nanjing) (EN)

3. 圣保罗堂

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St. Paul's Church is a Three Self church in Nanjing. St. Paul's was established in 1912 on Taiping Road, in the south of the old city centre, which was at that time one of the most densely populated parts of the city. It was founded by the American Episcopalian missionary G. M. B. Gill. In 1922 a second, larger building was built next to the first building to be used as the new church building. During the Nanjing Massacre and the following Japanese occupation of Nanjing from 1937 to 1941 St. Paul's was one of the churches in Nanjing that provided shelter for refugees. When the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949, the building was one of the four churches in Nanjing that remained to be used as a church. In 1966 however, at the onset of the Cultural Revolution, the church stopped functioning. In 1984 the building was returned to the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, and from 1985 was re-opened again.

Wikipedia: St. Paul's Church, Nanjing (EN)

4. 无梁殿(辛亥革命烈士蜡像馆)

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Linggu Temple is a Ming Dynasty building in Linggu Park at the south foot of Zijin Mountain in Nanjing city, Jiangsu Province, China, and a cultural relic protection unit in Jiangsu Province. The temple was built in the 14th year of Hongwu (1381), which was originally the Buddha in Linggu Temple. Because the whole building uses brick arch structure without wooden beams, it is also called "Hall without beams". In the twenty-first year of the Republic of China (1931), the National government transformed the Wuliang Hall into a memorial hall of the fallen soldiers cemetery of the National Revolutionary Army, and named it the "Zhengqi Hall". Wuliang Hall is now the wax museum of the 1911 Revolution.

Wikipedia: 灵谷寺无梁殿 (ZH)

5. The Memorial for compatriots killed in the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Forces of Aggression

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The Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders is a museum to memorialize those that were killed in the Nanjing Massacre by the Imperial Japanese Army in and around the then-capital of China, Nanjing, after it fell on December 13, 1937. It is located in the southwestern corner of downtown Nanjing known as Jiangdongmen (江东门), near a site where thousands of bodies were buried, called a "pit of ten thousand corpses".

Wikipedia: Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders (EN), Website

6. Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum

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Sun Yat-Sen MausoleumJiong Sheng from London, United Kingdom / CC BY-SA 2.0

Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is situated at the foot of the second peak of Purple Mountain in Nanjing, China. Construction of the tomb started in January 1926, and was finished in spring of 1929. The architect was Lü Yanzhi, who died shortly after it was finished. His representative and project partner was his close friend Huang Tanpu.

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7. 阵亡将士公墓

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阵亡将士公墓 Ryu, Cheol / CC BY-SA 3.0

The National Revolutionary Army War Memorial Cemetery in Nanjing was used for burials between 1931 and 1935. It is located at Purple Mountain in the east of Nanjing, and lies west of the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, occupying about one square kilometer. After the founding of the People's Republic of China it was renamed "Hope Valley Park."

Wikipedia: National Revolutionary Army Memorial Cemetery (EN)

8. 何应钦公馆旧址

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The former site of He Yingqin Mansion is located in the north garden of Nanjing University Gulou Campus, Gulou District, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, and northeast of Nanjing University Physics Building, which is the best preserved of the many mansions in Nanjing.

Wikipedia: 南京何应钦公馆旧址 (ZH)

9. 赛珍珠故居

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Nanjing Pearl Buck's Former Residence, located in the North Park of Nanjing University, Gulou District, Nanjing, is the former residence of American writer Pearl Buck in Nanjing, and is a two-story brick-concrete Western-style building.

Wikipedia: 南京赛珍珠故居 (ZH)

10. Yuejiang Tower

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Yuejiang TowerQuentin Scouflaire from Berlin, Germany / CC BY 2.0

Yuejiang Tower is situated on the top of Shizishan to the northwest of downtown Nanjing, Jiangsu. The river referred to its name is the Yangtze River, which may be viewed to the north, while central Nanjing can be viewed to the south.

Wikipedia: Yuejiang Tower (EN)

11. Imperial Examinations History Museum

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Imperial Examinations History Museum No machine-readable author provided. Px820~commonswiki assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Jiangnan Examination Hall, near the Confucius temple, is located in the southern part of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. It is the largest examination hall for imperial examination in ancient China.

Wikipedia: Jiangnan Examination Hall (EN)


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