As one of China’s great ancient capital cities, Nanjing is known for this history and rich culture dating all the way back to the Ming Dynasty.
Many visitors only pass through Nanjing when travelling from Shanghai to Beijing (or vice versa). However, the capital of Jiangsu — lying on the lower stretches of the Yangzi River — boasts a rich and impressive historical heritage.
The major attractions are the echoes of the city’s brief, former glory as the nation’s capital Ming dynasty period, and then as the capital of the Republic of China. A magnificent city wall still encloses most of Nanjing, and elegant republican-era buildings dot the centre.