Top 10 attractions in Nanjing, China

By Xu Lin
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Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province, is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and was the capital of in total six Chinese imperial dynasties. It is a prominent place, boasting time-honored history and profound culture.

The city provides visitors with a great number of historical and cultural sites, including city walls, temples, museums and mausoleums, as well as stunning scenic spots and areas such as Qixia Mountain, Purple Mountain and Xuanwu Lake. One of the great activities that you can't miss is the boating on the Qinhuai River during the evening to enjoy the city's fantastic night views.

The following are the top 10 attractions in Nanjing, China.

 Yuejiang Tower(阅江楼)

Yuejiang Tower [File photo]

Located at the top of the Lion Mountain in the northwest of Nanjing, the Yuejiang Tower is a seven-storey tower, measuring 52 meters in height. It is known as one of the Four Famous Towers South of the Yangtze River, together with Huanghe Tower (Yellow Crane Tower) in Hubei, Yueyang Tower in Hunan and Tengwang Tower in Jiangxi.

"Yue" means "enjoy" in Chinese while “Jiang” means “River,” referring to the world-famous Yangtze River. Standing on the top of the tower, visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Yangtze River and Nanjing City. The scenic area also features several other historical sites, including pavilions, fort barbettes, tunnels and temples.

Admission:40 yuan (US$6.54)/ person

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