14 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 14 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, with over 400,000 items in its permanent collection. 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. Qixia Temple

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Qixia Temple is a Buddhist temple located on Qixia Mountain in the suburban Qixia District of Nanjing, Jiangsu, 22 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of downtown Nanjing. It is one of Nanjing's most important Buddhist monasteries. The temple is the cradle of East Asian Mādhyamaka.

Wikipedia: Qixia Temple (EN)

4. Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum

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

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.

Wikipedia: Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum (EN)

5. 圣保罗堂

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圣保罗堂

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)

6. 无梁殿(辛亥革命烈士蜡像馆)

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Linggu Temple Beamless Hall is a Ming Dynasty building in Linggu Park at the southern foot of Purple Mountain in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, and is a cultural relics protection unit in Jiangsu Province. The hall was built in the 14th year of Hongwu (1381), originally the Amitayus Hall dedicated to the Buddha of Amitayus in the Linggu Temple, because the whole building adopts the brick arch structure, no wooden beams, so it is also called "the hall without beams". In the twenty-first year of the Republic of China (1931), the National Government rebuilt the Wuliang Hall into the memorial hall of the National Revolutionary Army Memorial Cemetery, and named it "Zhengqi Hall". The beamless hall is now a wax museum for celebrities of the Xinhai Revolution.

Wikipedia: 灵谷寺无梁殿 (ZH)

7. 雨花台风景名胜区

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雨花台风景名胜区

Yuhuatai is also known as "Shizigang", "Agate Gang", "Jubao Mountain", is a hill with an altitude of 60 meters outside the Zhonghua Gate in the south of Nanjing. Yuhuatai is a Buddhist resort in ancient times, in the second year of Nanliang Tianjian (503 years), because Master Yunguang set up an altar to preach the scriptures in the hill where Yuhuatai is located, he was pious, moved to the heavens, and the flowers fell like rain, so he got the name. In the Ming and Qing dynasties, Yuhuatai's "Yuhua Saying" and "Mumo Wind High" were listed as one of the "Eighteen Views of Jinling" and "Forty-eight Views of Jinling" respectively. During the Republic of China, Yuhuatai was a torture ground. It is now a scenic spot in Yuhuatai.

Wikipedia: 雨花台 (ZH)

8. Pilu Temple

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Nanjing Pilu Temple is located in Hanfu Street, Xuanwu District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province. Because the temple is dedicated to the Buddha Virujana, the original name is Piluan. Virujana Buddha, Chinese translation: Dari Rulai, is the supreme Buddha-figure of Buddhist Tantra, the Buddha of the highest level of Tantra, and the highest deity revered by Buddhist Tantra. All the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of Tantra come from the Great Ri Nyorai, and in the two mandalas of the Vajra realm and the Tibetan realm, the Great Ri Nyorai is in the central position, and he commands all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and he is the root Buddha of the Buddhist Tantric world.

Wikipedia: 毗卢寺_(南京) (ZH)

9. 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 people".

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

10. Great Bao'en Temple

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The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, part of the former Great Bao'en Temple, is a historical site located on the south bank of external Qinhuai River in Nanjing, China. It was a pagoda constructed in the 15th century during the Ming dynasty, but was mostly destroyed in the 19th century during the course of the Taiping Rebellion. A modern, full-size replica of it now exists in Nanjing.

Wikipedia: Great Bao'en Temple (EN)

11. 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)

12. 何应钦公馆旧址

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Why should Chin's old site be located on the north campus of the Gungfa University of Nanjing University, Nanjing University, Jiangsu Province, China, on the north-east side of the Physical Building of Nanjing University, why should Chin preserve the best place in many museums in Nanjing.

Wikipedia: 南京何应钦公馆旧址 (ZH)

13. 赛珍珠故居

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Located in the North Park of Nanjing University in Gulou District, Nanjing, Nanjing Pearl Race Former Residence is the former residence of American writer Pearl Race in Nanjing, which is a two-story brick and concrete structure of the western-style building.

Wikipedia: 南京赛珍珠故居 (ZH)

14. 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)

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