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Nanjing City

The Mausoleum of Sun Yat- sen Nanjing
The city of Nanjing is the capital and the political, economic, and cultural center of Jiangsu Province. It is one of the ancient capitals and an outstanding tourist city. Nanjing was made the capital of ten feudal dynasties in China. Its tourist areas include the Purple Hill Scenic Area, the Qinhuai Scenic Belt, the Shicheng (Rock City) Scenic Area, scenic spots in the city proper, the scenic belt along the Changjiang River, the Yuhua (Raining Flower) Terrace Scenic Area, and the Qixia Hill Scenic Area.

The Mausoleum of Sun Yat- sen
Located at the southern foot of Purple Hill, it houses the remains of Dr. Sun Yatsen, the great revolutionary forerunner of China. The mausoleum is composd of the tomb passage, the Tablet Pavillion, the Memorial Hall, and the Vault. There is a marble statue of Dr. Sun in the Memorial Hall and a sleeping marble statue of him in the Vault. Construction of the mausoleum began in 1926 and finished in 1 929. The coneshaped mausoleum stretches for 80,000 square meters. There are 392 stone steps leading up to the Memorial Hall.

Approach to Xiaoling of the Ming DynastyXiaoling of the Ming Dynasty
Built in 1 376 at the southern foot of Purple Hill, Xiaoling (the Mausoleum of Zhu Yuanzhang the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty), is one of the largest imperial tombs extant in China. The existing structures include the Horse- Dismounting Archway, the Great Golden Gate, Square City, and stone statues of animals and figures.

Zhonghua Gate
First called Treasure Gate, Zhonghua Gate in the due south of Nanjing is also called Urn City because it resembles a pottery urn. Built in the Ming Dynasty, it is the largest ancient castle in the world and the symbol of Nanjing,tops the list of ancient city gates in China, and represents the timehonored civilization of the Chinese nation.

Xuanwu LakeThe Qinhuai Scenic Belt
It is a wellknown scenic area in the city of Nanjing, featuring an enchanting scenery and many historical sites. The visitor can make a tour of the area by boat or on foot. The major scenic spots are Taoye Ferry, Confucian Temple, the East and West Markets, the former residence of Li Xiangjun the White Egret Isle Park, Zhayuan Garden, and the castle of Zhonghua Gate.

Mochou  LakeXuanwu Lake
Lying in the northeast of Nanjing, Xuanwu Lake is 1 5 kilometers in girth and has a water surface of 444 hectares. The five isles in the lake  Liangzhou, Circular, Water Chestnut, Green Jade, and Cherry Blossom isles are connected by causeways and bridges to form a charming scenery.

Mochou (Don't Worry) Lake
Located outside West Gate, the lake is five kilometers in girth and 40 hectares in area. During the Qing Dynasty, it was known as the main scenic attraction of Nanjing. Legend has it that a girl from Luoyang lived there after her marriage and her singing dispelled all worries from the minds of the listeners. Hence the name of the lake. Scenic attractions include Chess Victory Tower, Tulip Hall, MidLake Pavilion, and Lotus Blossom Admiration Pavilion.

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