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Nanjing 南京

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province. Known as the Capital City of Ten Dynasties in China's history.


~ History ~

Yuecheng, the first recorded military defense constructed in early 472 B.C.. In 229, Sun Quan, one of the three heroes in Three Kingdoms Period (220 - 280), to strengthen his influence in the middle valley of the Yangtze River, moved the capital of his kingdom to Jianye - present Nanjing. From that time on, the city served as the capital for several dynasties in China's history.
In 1356, in a peasant rebellion, Zhu Yuanzhang, later the Emperor Taizu of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), conquered the city and renamed it Yingtian Fu. In 1368, Zhu established the Ming Dynasty - the last feudal dynasty ruled by the native Han people - and gave Yingtian Fu the new name of Nanjing.

~ Nanjing Massacre 南京大屠杀纪念馆~

1: 1937.12.13-1938.1, the Japanese army occupied Nanjing and the inhuman Nanjing Massacre happened.
2: The Peace Bell (和平大钟).
3: In six weeks, more than 300,000 innocent civilians and unarmed Chinese soldiers were brutally slaughtered.
Divided into 3 parts: The outdoor exhibits, the remaining bones of the victims and the exhibition hall for historical documents.
No photos and noise is allowed in the exhibition hall to respect the victims.

1: Due to the admission is free, many people already lined up at the entrance gate in the early morning.
Many visitors from different countries had been here for condolence.
2: "Experiences of the past, if not forgotten, are a guide for the future" (
“前事不忘,后事之事,以史为鉴,开创未来”).

The Memorial Hall was built in 1985 and extended in 1995.
Found 70,000 people were buried
alive. 发现七万个活埋坑(万人坑)
The names of the victims are listed on wall.
3: Their skeletons of body are properly tagged with numbers with particular colours.

~ Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge 南京长江大桥~

The built of Nanjing Bridge by Mao Zedong in 1968 represents the Cultural Revolution, the pride of Chinese.
(毛泽东建长江大桥,也代表文化大革命。长江大桥是全世界华人的争气桥。)
It is the first double-decker, double-track highway and railway bridge designed and constructed by the Chinese.
It is 6,772 meters (22,212 feet) long and has a span of 160m (525 feet).


乘坐桥堡电梯可到公路桥面及桥堡平台观看大桥全景。

XiaoHong was explaining that the bridge consists of 9 bridge pillars support in the water (一共有9个桥墩于海底).
桥堡内可参观建桥史展览及大桥模型。

~ Lunch at Sunward Fishery Restaurant 向阳渔港 ~

It is the largest restaurant in Nanjing which can fit in 5000 people.

2: with Nanjing special tour guide, XiaoHong (小洪), who always claim that he looks like Jaycee.

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