IMPERIAL CAPITAL OF THE MING DYNASTY
The name of Nanjing translates as ‘Southern Capital’ and this historic city was the capital of the Ming Dynasty in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The ancient city wall and many of the gates have been very well preserved and deserve exploration. Historic buildings include the Confucius Temple, the Jiming Temple and the ruins of the Ming Dynasty Imperial Palace.
The Mausoleum of Dr Sun Yat-Sen is situated on the beautiful forested slopes of Mount Zijin. This is a very pleasant place to stroll in the park and visit the final resting place of the man considered to be the ‘Father of Modern China’. Also take a walk through the trees to the Ming Mausoleum constructed over six hundred years ago.
For those that wish to pay their respects, a visit can be arranged to the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall. An informative museum will help you understand more about the history and the beautiful gardens are an ideal place for contemplation.