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Nanjing City 2 Day 1 Night Tour 

Nanjing Tourist Attractions:

Yangtze River Bridge, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum, Xuanwu Lake, Confucius Temple

Highlights:

* On this tour your day will be jam packed with the best Nanjing has to offer, from the Mausoleum of the revered Dr. Sun Yat Sen in the Purple Mountains to the temple of China's greatest thinker, Confucius. Lunch and dinner will be provided on your day of touring
* Your tour includes free pick-up and transfer to either the Nanjing airport or train station. On your tour you will have an English-speaking guide who is a native of Nanjing, giving you an insider's scoop into this rich and historic city

B=(Breakfast) L=(lunch) D=(dinner)  DEPARTURE: Daily


 

TOUR ITINERARY

Tour code:
GWAC-NJ-03
Day Activities Hotel

DAY 1

Arrive in Nanjing


You will fly in to the Nanjing airport, or you can arrive by train at the Nanjing train station. Whether you fly or arrive by train your local English-speaking guide will meet you wherever you arrive. For your stay in Nanjing you'll be lodging at a 3 or 4 star hotel (for normal tours) or a 5 star hotel (for deluxe tours).

After allowing you to unpack and relax for a bit, we'll start your touring of the city with a visit to the Yangtze River Bridge. The Great Bridge over the Yangtze River in Nanjing is not only a striking example of post-Revolutionary art and engineering, but the story behind it is a source of pride for people throughout China, and especially those in Nanjing. It is the first modern bridge completely built by Chinese people. After the 1949 Revolution, China worked closely with the Soviet Union, and the Soviets provided many technical advisors and engineers.

Unfortunately, relations between the two countries deteriorated in the early 1960's, and the USSR brought all of its engineers home. Unwilling to give up, Chinese engineers managed to overcome the challenge and create this monumental and impressive bridge. The huge piers of the bridge are capped with towers topped by giant glass sculptures representing red flags surging forward, vividly recording the enthusiasm and patriotism of 1960's China.

Then we'll go to Nanjing's most famed landmark, and a favorite among foreign travelers, the Mausoluem of Dr. Sun Yat Sen (also known as Zhongshan Ling). Dr. Sun was the first president of the Republic of China and one of the leading organizers of the struggle to create a modern republic in China. The impressive memorial was built in the 1920's. Its architecture is accentuated by its splendid natural setting on the forested slopes of Zijin Mountain on the outskirts of Nanjing, its buildings made of white stone with dark blue roof tiles.

Next we will go for a leisurely walk along Xuanwu Lake. Situated at the foot of Mt. Zhongshan, Xuanwu Lake is a beautiful scenic spot as well as containing one of the three most famous lakes in Nanjing. The history of Xuanwu can be traced back to the Pre-Qin period (21stcentury BC-221BC). According to legend, in the Southern Dynasty a black dragon was seen in the lake. Chinese Daoists believed that the black dragon appeared as the uniform of a turtle and snake, called Xuanwu. Hence, the lake was called Xuanwu Lake. Another legend stated that when Sun Quan, the King of Eastern Wu Kingdom settled down in the region, he brought water in and made this lake. Geological studies show that the lake was actually formed by the movements of the geological plates when Mt. Yanshan was formed.

In the long history of China, the lake has been used by many dynasties as an ideal place to train their waterborne troops. Many military demonstrations had been held here and a lot of battles were fought here. Therefore, the lake was also called Military Rehearsal Lakes or Kunming Lake. At the end of the Qing Dynasty, the lake was turned into a park. Today, the lake is much more beautiful with its water and colorful mountains.

We'll cap off our sightseeing with a visit to that great sage Confucius, at his temple. Confucius (Kong Fuzi) who taught philosophy in China 2,500 years ago is considered the most important figure in the shaping of ancient Chinese civilization as well as the cultures of the countries of Japan, Vietnam, and Korea. The Confucius Temple is south of the city's central district. There was a temple that was built in the year 1034 during the Song Dynasty period on the banks of the Qinhuai River. During the past millennium, it was renovated, reconstructed, and enlarged so that it became a large complex. It was used by Confucian scholars. Next to it was the Jiangnan Gongyuan that was the largest examination area for people taking the imperial examinations and the Xue Gong that was the Qing Imperial Academy for training mandarins to govern the vast empire.

For dinner, we will go to a local restaurant, and you can try a meal of Jiangsu cuisine, named after the province Nanjing is located in, and the specialty of the region.

3 or 4 star for common; 5 star for deluxe

DAY 2

Departure

Following breakfast in the hotel, you'll be driven to the Nanjing airport or train station, and you'll fly on to your next destination, ending your stay in Nanjing. If you would like to extend your stay in China then please go to our China City Tours and China Package Tours pages to find out about more of the great destinations in China we offer!
 
 

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