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Nanjing - the ancient capital

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province in China.

Nanjing was once the capital of China during several historical periods. Situated in the downstream Yangtze River drainage basin and Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Nanjing has always been one of China's most important cities.

We went to Mo Chou Lake, FuZi Miao, Nanjing Chang Jiang Bridge (overlooking the Yangtze River).

Fu Zhi Miao Night Market

Nanjing Confucius Temple, Fuzimiao, is the holy shrine of Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher and thinker.

The temple was first built in 1034 in the Song dynasty.

It was burnt and restored for many times. In 1937, Japanese invaded Nanjing and burnt the temple into ashes.

Fu Zi Miao is a mini Nanjing Road of Shanghai. The whole area is lighted up with neon lights. There are many stall selling souveniers. A great place to take night pictures.

I met up with 2 Maos on my china trip. MaosRedArmy and Mao Zhe Dong.

  • Last visit to Nanjing: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2007 at 5:01 AM

    Good pics and some nice tips. But nothing on the Rape of Nanjing, monument, museum?

  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2007 at 1:15 PM

    Happy New Year, Hao Peng You. I love your Nanjing pages. I hope to go there some day. But tomorrow, it's back to work... and stress.

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2006 at 5:40 PM

    Great tips, especially on the tourist traps. I am off to Nanjing in November and you page was helpful.

  • RafaelTheSecond's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2006 at 8:07 AM

    Night market, this is simply fascinating. China seems to be a whole UNIVERSE to discover!

  • jaknap's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2006 at 12:19 PM

    All photos are nice particularly the one snapped in night time. Good skill and the details on travel page are also very informative. Keep it up. jaknap.

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2006 at 12:59 AM

    Very informative page Jen! I loved all these antiques. :-)

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2005 at 8:47 AM

    Love your night-time photos at the market. Interesting page. leyle

  • alucas's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2005 at 3:06 PM

    Very interesting page, especially the night market.

  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2005 at 10:53 PM

    Great page, Jen ! Fascinating city ... interesting story about Mochou :) The jade statues look quite amazing, especially the Guan Fei one.

  • MrBill's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2005 at 12:00 AM

    I like the night market best of all. It all looks so exotic to me. I would love to visit one day. Thanks for taking the time to build such good pages. Bill. p.s. So I should learn to sing karaoke, too? ; - )

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