Here are our top suggestions for things to do in Nanjing during your visit:
Bao’en Temple, commonly known as the Porcelain Tower, was one of Nanjing’s three most prominent temples during the Ming Dynasty’s early years (1368-1644). People went to the pagoda to worship Buddha and have their souls delivered from purgatory. The temple was demolished at one time, but it was rebuilt and renovated thanks to a generous donation from a Chinese businessman.
Despite the fact that Beijing duck is famous across China for its delicious flavor, Nanjing is still known as the duck capital. Local chefs make soups, appetizers, main dishes, pastries, and snacks.
Jinling Roast Duck, also known as Nanjing Salted Duck, is served in the southern capital city and, unlike its northern counterpart, does not include wheat flour pancakes or cucumbers on the side. Instead, anticipate soft, juicy meat on the inside and crispy outside.
The Nanjing Massacre Memorial honors 300,000 people and serves as a history learning center. When China fought the Japanese army in Shanghai for almost 6 weeks in 1937, half of the 600,000 vulnerable civilians living in Nanjing were murdered by the highly disciplined Japanese army.
It isn’t meant to belittle the Japanese; rather, it’s intended to demonstrate how humans, like animals, can be cruel to others at times. “Those who ignore or refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it forever,” says an old adage. Pay respects to those who perished in the Nanjing Massacre in 1937.
From 1840 through 1949, the Presidential Palace served as the political hub of the Opium War and the Liberation War. It is the world’s largest contemporary history museum, as well as a classic South China park with pavilions, trees, and lakes. It’s a nice place to learn about history and also to relax.
It’s a lovely Buddhist temple from the time of the Three Kingdoms. It is near Xuanwu Lake and a section of the city wall. The view from the city wall is breathtaking; from the temple, you can climb to the top of the wall and take some great shots
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