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The Nan­jing City Wall is made up of four parts: the outer city wall, in­ner city wall, im­pe­rial city wall and palace city wall. The only re­main­ing part that can be vis­ited to­day is the in­ner city wall, which was also the key mil­i­tary de­fen­sive p a r t . T he r e w e r e orig­i­nally 13 city gates and 13 wengcheng, but only 4 of them ex­ist to­day, namely, the Jubao City Gate, the Shicheng City Gate, the Shence Cit y Gate and the Qingliang Ci City Gate. The Jubao City G Gate, also lk known as the Zhonghua Gate, is the largest scale gate cas­tle, with a length of 128 me­ters from north to south and 118.57 me­ters from east to west.

The Ming Xiaoling Mau­soleum

With a his­tory of over 600 years, the Ming Xiaoling Mau­soleum has main­tained its orig­i­nal grand style, es­pe­cially the in­tact un­der­ground tomb.

The con­struc­tion of the mau­soleum be­gan dur­ing th the Hongwu Em­peror’s life in 1381 and ended in 1405, dur­ing the reign of his son, the Yon­gle Yon Em­peror, and fea­tured a huge ex­pendi ex­pen­di­ture of re­sources, in­volv­ing 100,000 la­bore la­bor­ers. The orig­i­nal wall of the mau­soleum was more than 22.5 kilo­me­ters long. The mauso mau­soleum was built un­der heavy guard by 5,000 mil­i­tary troops. The Ming Xiaoling Mau­soleum Mauso is set out on a grand scale and fea­ture fea­tures stately build­ings.

The Sa­cred Way is a ap­prox­i­mately 1,800 m me­ters long. At the halfw way point on the Way, the there are 24 stone stat­ues of 6 ty types of an­i­mals guard­ing the mau­soleum, mau with each pair of stone an­i­mals al­ter­nately stand­ing and ly­ing down. T The an­i­mals are pos­tured dif­fer­ently, con­vey­ing aus­pi­cious mean­ings. For e ex­am­ple, the li­ons, as king of the an­i­mals an­i­mals, in­di­cate the state­li­ness of the em­pero em­peror; the camels, which are sym­bolic of d desert and trop­i­cal ar­eas, in­di­cate the vas vast ter­ri­tory of the dy­nasty; and the ele­pha ele­phants im­ply that the pol­icy of the dy­nasty is to meet the de­sire at the grass root level and to sta­bi­lize the dy­nasty. Be­yond the stone an­i­mals, there is a pair of stone col­umns (also known as huabiao) fea­tur­ing carved dragons, which are sim­i­lar to those erected on Tianan­men Square in Bei­jing. By the ends of the col­umns, there are stone stat­ues of min­is­ters and generals.

The last part of the mau­soleum is known as Bao Ding. The cof­fin cham­ber of Em­peror Zhu Yuanzhang and Em­press Ma lies just be­neath this. It is a large round hillock with a stone wall sur­round­ing it. On the south part of the stone wall, there is an in­scrip­tion fea­tur­ing seven Chi­nese char­ac­ters “”, which con­firms that此山明太祖之墓this large hillock is in­deed the tomb of Em­peror Zhu Yuanzhang.

Sun Yat-sen’s Mau­soleum

Sun Yat- Sen’s Mau­soleum is sit­u­ated on Zhong­shan Moun­tain in the eastern sub­urbs of Nan­jing, the cap­i­tal city of Jiangsu prov­ince. Build­ing of the mau­soleum be­gan in Jan­uary 1926 and was fin­ished in 1929.

Sun Yat-sen was a great fore­run­ner of the Chi­nese demo­cratic rev­o­lu­tion, and it was un­der Sun’s lead­er­ship that the Chi­nese peo­ple brought down the cor­rupt rule of the Qing Dy­nasty and ended 2000 years of the feu­dal monar­chy sys­tem, which led the Chi­nese peo­ple into a new age.

The whole Mau­soleum Scenic Area is shaped like an “alarm bell” when seen from the air, sym­bol­iz­ing the no­ble spirit and heroic ef­forts of Sun Yat-sen’s de­vo­tion to the Chi­nese peo­ple, their fight against op­pres­sion and win­ning in­de­pen­dence for China.

The Pres­i­den­tial Palace

The Pres­i­den­tial Palace is lo­cated at 292 Changjiang Road, in the Xuanwu Dis­trict of Nan­jing. It is now a mu­seum known as the China Mod­ern His­tory Mu­seum.

The Pres­i­den­tial Palace is cur­rently serv­ing as a mu­seum in Nan­jing which show­cases Chi­nese con­tem­po­rary his­tory. The main gate of the Pres­i­den­tial Palace was built in the West­ern style with long guard sta­tions at the two sides of it, while the se­cond gate is ren­dered in the typ­i­cal Chi­nese style.

Through the gate there is a long cor­ri­dor, along which are halls, re­cep­tion rooms for for­eign guests, the pres­i­den­tial lobby and some of­fices.

Tang­bao

These are the first of the snacks that you can’t miss. These steamed dumplings are sub­lime. Un­der an ex­tremely thin layer of dough hides a bomb of de­lec­ta­ble broth and a ball of ten­der pork. In or­der to eat these del­i­ca­cies, bite a small hole in the skin, drink the broth, dip the rest in vine­gar, and then en­joy.

Gansi

Other­wise known as finely shred­ded tofu, this is a fa­mous Nan­jing dish when boiled in chicken stock with half a dozen other in­gre­di­ents, in­clud­ing ham, bam­boo shoots and de-shelled shrimps.

The soy­bean-based slices, which can be as thin as 1 mil­lime­ter, ab­sorb an ap­petite-in­duc­ing meaty fla­vor from the broth.

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