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The center of Buddhism culture—— a place for pilgrimage and worship of buddhism
Since the introduction and spreading of Buddhism into China nearly 2000 years ago,  Nanjing had played a decisive role in the development of the Buddhism in China. A lot of famous temples and Buddhist monks appeared here in history. Archaeological findings reappeared the parietal bone of Sakyamuni which has been treasured under the relics of a famous temple in the early Ming Dynasty recently. Therefore Nanjing becomes a Buddhism culture center in China.

Famous Temples Recommended:
Qixia Temple
Ticket:20 Yuan(Rise in price during the Maple Leaf Festival)
Add:No.88, Qixia Street, Qixia District
Open Time:7:00-17:00
How to get to:Bus 138,南栖线,南上线/ Qixiasi Stop
Driving Route:Xuanwu Dadao- Ningzhen Road

Xuanzang Temple
Add: On the top of Jiuhua Hill
Ticket:10 Yuan  
Add:Jiuhua Shanzhuang, Beijing Donglu 
Open Time:8:30-17:30
How to get to:Bus 2,11,20,24,44,48,67,70,140/Beijing Donglu Stop

Jiming Temple
Ticket:7 Yuan
Add:NO.1, Jimingsi
Open Time:7:00-17:00
How to get to:Bus游1,2,3,11,20,24,31,44,48,52,67,70,304/Jimingsi Lu Stop

Historical Relics of the Ming Dynasty—— Seeking Treasures of the Middle Ages

1.Xiaoling Tomb Complex

Xiaoling Tomb is the burial place of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming Dynasty. It has been listed as a World Cultural Heritage.

Ticket:70 Yuan
Open Time:8:30-17:00
How to get to:Metro Line 2/ Muxuyuan Station, Bus游3,20,315/ Mingxiaoling Stop

2.Zhonghuamen Citadel
World No.1 Citadel and the biggest wall gate of the Ming Dynasty.

Ticket:34 Yuan
Open Time:8:30-21:00
How to get to:Bus 88/ Zhonghuamennei Stop,  Bus 14,23,33,43,46, 81,87/ Changlelu Stop
3. Chaotian Palace or Worshiping the Heaven Palace
A center for ancestor wordship during the Ming Dynasty and a private temple and academy dedicated to Confucius.

Ticket:20 Yuan
Add:NO.4, Chaotiangong
Open Time:8:00-16:00
How to get to:Bus 4, 48,82,83/Chaotiangong Stop

4.Yuejiang Tower
Praised as one of the four famous towers in Jiangnan, Yuejiang Tower is unique for its particular history and royal style.

Ticket:40 Yuan
Add:建宁路202号 No.202, Jianning Lu
Open Time:7:30-17:30
How to get to:Bus 10,12,21,54,150/大桥饭店站 Daqiaofandian Stop
5.Yangshan Stele
The biggest stone tablet in the history of the world.

Ticket:50 Yuan
Add: Tangshan Jiedao, Jiangning District 
Open Time:8:00-17:00
How to get to:Bus 游5/ Yangshanbeicai Stop

6.Mochou Lake Park
With the name coming from a beautiful legend, the park is pleasant lined with Chinese flowering apple and full of lotus flower.

Ticket:30 Yuan
Add:No.132, Shuiximen Dajie
Open Time:8:00-17:00
How to get to:Metro Line 2,Bus游4,7,13,23,37,41,48,306/Mochouhu Gongyuan Stop

Republican-era Architecture—— Tracing the history and culture of the Republic of China

1.Dr.Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum

Located at the south side of the Purple Montain, it is Dr.Sun Yat-sen’s mausoleum who is recognized as the father of modern China.


Open Time:8:30-17:00(Closed every Monday)
How to get to:Metro Line 2/ Xiamafang Station, Bus 游1,9/ Zhongshanling Stop

2.Presidential Palace
The history which has threaded through the Presidential Palace is rich, and it has been known as the museum of Chinese modern history.

Ticket:40 Yuan
Add:No.292, Changjiang Lu
Open Time:8:00-17:00
How to get to:Metro Line 2/ Daxinggong Station, Bus游1, 游2,29,44,65,95/ Zongtongfu Stop

3.Meiling Palace
A rest place for visiting the mausoleum where Chiang Kai-shek and Song Meiling used to live.
Ticket:15 Yuan
Open Time:7:30-17:30
How to get to:Metro Line 2/ Muxuyuan Station, Bus 游1,9/ Zhongshanling Stop

4.Meiyuan Xincun
The site of the 1946-1947 attempt at peace talks between the envoys of the Kuomintang and the Communist Party delegation led by Zhou Enlai.

Ticket: Free

Add: No.18-1, Hanfu Jie
Open Time: 8:30-16:30(Closed every Monday)
How to get to:Metro Line 2/ Daxinggong Station, Bus游1, 游2,29,44,65,95/ Zongtongfu Stop

5.Chiang Kai-shek Hot Spring Villa
An exclusive hot spring villa for Chiang Kai-shek.

Ticket:12 Yuan
Add: No.3, Wenquan Lu, Jiangning District
Open Time:8:30-17:00
How to get to:Metro Line 2 to Maqun Station, and change “宁句线” to Tangshan Stop

6.1912 Leisure Block
Consisted of more than 20 buildings which are all Republican-era structures, 1912 is the nightlife center in Nanjing

Add:Crossing of Changjiang Lu and Taipingbei Lu, next to the Presidential Palace

How to get to: Metro Line 2/ Daxinggong Station, Bus游1, 2,3,31,44,65,68,95,304/ Daxinggongbei Stop

7. Former Legation Area at Yihe Road 
These less-trafficked, tree-lined streets were the legation quarter and high-end residential area when the city was the capital of the Republic of China in 1930s and 1940s.

Add:Bordering Jiangsu Road to the east and Xikang Road to the west
How to get to:Bus 318/Yihelu Stop, Bus 3,21,109,302/Xikanglu Stop,Bus 11,24,42,56,65/Yuquanlu Stop、Bus 78/Moganlu Stop, Bus  8,22,114/Fuzuolu Stop

Historical Relics about Zheng He—— Following the Great Navigator's Footprints

The great navigator Zheng He, who has an intimate connection with Nanjing, is an outstanding figure with a worldwide reputation in Chinese history. He made voyages for 7 times, lasting 28 years and arrived of more than 30 countries and regions. Linking up the “Silk Road on Sea”, Zheng He had made a major contribution to enhancing the friendly contacts between China and Asian-African countries.

Zheng He Park
Private garden of Zheng He’s residence when he was living in Nanjing.


Add:No.35, Taiping Xiang
How to get to:Bus 游2,1,31,44,49,60,95,304 / Taipingxiang Stop

Site of The Treasure Boat Factory
It was the place where Zheng He had the famous ocean-going treasure boat built, which was also the starting point of the 7 journeys Zheng He made across the ocean.

Ticket:30 Yuan

Add:漓江路57号 No.57, Lijiang Lu
How to get to:Bus 47,72,133,307/宝船遗址公园站 Baochuanyizhi Gongyuan Stop

Jinghai Temple and Tianfei Palace 
This historical scenic area is located at the foot of Lion Mountain near the Yangtze River, which were built by the emperors of the Ming Dynasty, to pray safety and sacrifice the Ocean God Tianfei(Macau).


Add:No.284-No.288, Jianning Lu
How to get to:  Bus 10,12,21,54,150/ Daqiaofandian Stop

Tomb of the King from Brunei
The tomb buried a king from Brunei, who visited China in the Ming Dynasty after Zheng He’s visit to Brunei during his voyages, which is the witness to Zheng He’s contribution to the communication between China and Asian countries.

Ticket:15 Yuan

Add: Ruanjian Dadao
How to get to:Bus 120,129 / Ningshuanglu Stop

Zheng He Tomb
The tomb stands at the foot of Niushou Mountain, building as the Puhading style of Islam.

Ticket:20 Yuan
Add: Inside the Niushou Mountain Scenic Area
How to get to:Bus 155,安丹线/ Niushoushan Fengjingqu Stop

Museums and Memorial Halls—— The science and education world

1.Purple Mountain Observatory
Astronomical research base of the Chinese Academy of Science.

Ticket:15 Yuan
Open Time:8:30-16:30
How to get to:Bus游3,20,315/ Zijinshan Suodao Stop

2.Rain Flower Terrace
It is said that heaven rains flowers when the monk master Yunguang gave lectures on the terrace, which now includes a large museum dedicated to the martyrs during 1927 to 1949 in China.

Add:No.215, Yuhua Lu
Open Time:8:00-17:00
How to get to:Metro Line 1/ Zhonghuamen Station Bus游2, 游4,26,33,44,88,305/ Yuhuatai Stop

3.Yun Brocade Museum
The traditional hand-weaving technology of Yun Brocade has a long history, which has been listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Add:No.240, Chating Dongjie
Open Time:8:30-17:00
How to get to:Metro Line 2/ Yunjinlu Station, Bus游4,7,37,61,63 /Jiangdongmen Stop

4.The Memorial Hall Of The Victims In Nanjing Massacre By Japanese Invaders
More than 300 thousand innocent compatriots were killed by Japanese troops in 1937. It is built right on the ruins of “ravine of 10 thousand people”.

Add:No.418, Shuiximen Dajie
Open Time:8:30-16:30(Closed every Monday)
How to get to:Metro Line 2/ Yunjinlu Station, Bus游4,7,37,61,63 /Jiangdongmen Stop

5.Nanjing Science & Technology Museum
It’s a place for popular science education and tourists coming here can enjoy the unique experience that is brought by science.

Ticket:40 Yuan(Free on the fourth Friday of every month)
Add: No.9, Zijinhua Lu
Open Time:9:00-15:00(Closed every Monday and Tuesday)
How to get to:Bus 19,33,98,173/ Zijinghualu Stop
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