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Nanjing 南京

~ QinHuai Street 秦怀街~

1: The famous Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao 南京夫子庙).
3:
QinHuai River used to be the most flourishing part of Nanjing in the old days.
The ancient style QinHuai street is built by Emperor QinShiHuang
秦始皇.
从前有很多书生来到这里考状元。这里建了一座文德桥,很多书生过桥到烟雨楼去。

The surrounding is bustling with shops, restaurants and a snack street housed in traditional Chinese architectural buildings.
In many Chinese novels, it is renowned as a place which nurtured beauties and romance (YanYu Lou 烟雨楼).

~ Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum 中山陵园 ~

Dr.Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum is situated at the foot of the second peak of
Mount Zijinshan (紫金山).
因山脊有紫色页岩,每当旭日东升,紫气升腾,变幻莫测,得名紫金山。


1: Entrance | 2: Halfway to the top of mausoleum, there are total of 392 stairs.
Dr.Sun has been respected as Father of Modern China since he fought against the corrupt Qing government
and led the 1911 revolution to end feudal system and found Republic of China. He died in 1925 in Beijing.
Construction of the tomb started in 1926, taking three years. On first July 1929, Dr. Sun was buried here.

1: Memorial Archway of Universal Fraternity
(博爱坊) | 2: Reached the top | 3: Mausoleum Gate (中山陵门).
We are not allowed to take photos in
Sun Yat-sen mausoleum. A statue of him rests in a white marble coffin.
There is a memorial monument set by Kuomintang.

  ~ Mineral Stone Museum 地质玉石博物馆~

- In the exhibition hall, there are models of the making of mineral stone during olden days. Previously, the people normally didn’t wear clothes in the river to pick up the mineral stones because they could differentiate the temperature of mineral stones(colder) among other stones with their body.
- It is suggested to wear mineral stone bracelet at left hand because it is nearer to the heart for better blood circulation.
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所谓 “玉养人,人养玉”, 玉越带就越亮. Mineral stones also need people to wear them to maintain their brightness. That’s why the color of exhibited stones are getting less brighter than before.

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