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Nanjing Introduction

 Nanjing Attractions
Visitors to Nanjing will be delighted by the majestic scenery intertwined with many cultural antiquities. To the east is Mt. Zhongshan, also called Zijin (Purple Golden) Shan Scenic Area. The Mausoleum of Sun Yat-sen and in accordance with his last wishes, the later built Observatory are all located here. Besides, an imperial mausoleum - Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum and the attractive Linggu Temple were also built in the surrounding area. To the west of the mountain is the enthralling Mt. Qixia, the crimson autumn maple leaves of which always dazzle the eyes of visitors. The great Yangtze River traverses the northern part of the city and the spectacular scenery is best viewed from the railway & highway Bridge. For travelers interested in the thousands of years' history of the city, the Nanjing Museum features a large collection of relics and is worth a visit. There are also two ancient enticing lakes and classic gardens in the city that are renowned in the eastern part of China.

Nanjing is also appealing to travelers for the blend of modern and classical offerings. One unique bustling area in Nanjing that you should not miss is Qin Huai River , which is lined with teahouses and restaurants hung with bright lanterns. This place, which was the most prosperous area in Nanjing, was always filled with songs and dances and romantic stories. The river also cultivated some well-known talented and patriotic heroines at the turning point of the former dynasties. It is still easy to engender a romantic and recalling feeling when boating leisurely on the river. The well-trodden Confucius Temple is located beside the river. A very busy commercial pedestrian street runs in from of the temple and the stores offer local souvenirs, fashions and snacks. The most famous handicrafts in Nanjing are Yunjin Brocade and Yuhua Stone. Yunjin Brocade may be purchased at the Nanjing Brocade Research Institute (86-25-886518580; 86611377) and Yuhua Stone may be found in the stores by the temple as well as at the Nanjing Museum .

For shopping in Nanjing, Hunan Road and Xinjiekou are two popular commercial centers. In addition, 1912 Street, featuring famous old buildings, fashionable pubs and snack restaurants, has become a favorite destination for tourists and locals alike.

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