Nanjing is one of the six ancient capitals of China, and the capital of Jiangsu Province. The city’s prime location on the Yangtze River, in the "Golden Triangle" area, makes it an important city to the regional and national economy. Click here for the tourism website of Nanjing.
Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum
The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum is located in the Purple Mountain Scenic Area in the eastern suburb of Nanjing, and covers an area of 80,000 square metres. Dr. Sun Yat-sen is known as the father of the Republic of China, and his tomb is considered a sacred site. Dr. Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) led the Chinese democratic revolution that brought down the corrupt rule of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), ending 2000 years of feudal monarchy in China. This site is important for its deep historical significance, magnificent architecture and beautiful scenery.
Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
Mingxiaoling Mausoleum is the tomb of the Ming Dynasty’s first emperor, Zhu Yuanzhang (1328-1398), and his queen. The tomb, which was built between 1391 and1393, sits on Dulongbu Hill below the western (Wanzhu) peak of Purple Mountain. Zhu Yuanzhang himself chose its location and structure, with a winding tomb passage that reflects the area’s topography.
Fu Zi Miao (Confucius Temple)
The Fu Zi Miao was originally built in 1034, during the Song Dynasty. It was a place to worship and consecrate Confucius, the great ancient Chinese philosopher and teacher. The temple has suffered repeated damage and has been rebuilt several times over the centuries.
Today, visitors will find shops, snack bars, restaurants and tea cafés in the area around the site, which are designed in the architectural style of the Ming and Qing dynasties. This area is open to the public.
Qinhuai River was the cradle of culture in ancient Nanjing, when the city was known as Jinling. Nanjing’s “mother river” is sometimes known as “five-kilometre Qinhuai”. Along the banks, visitors can enjoy gardens, temples and a glimpse of local daily life, customs and habits.
Presidential Palace / China Modern History Museum
The Presidential Palace was once the office of the viceroy of Liang Jiang and is now the China Modern History Museum. It housed the Office of the President of the Republic of China from 1927 to 1949, when the republic shifted to Taiwan. The museum is now one of the few places on the mainland where the flag of the Republic of China is publicly displayed.
Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province in eastern China and has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture, as one of the nation’s seven ancient capital cities.
Located in the lower Yangtze River drainage basin and Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Nanjing has long been one of China's important cities. It is recognized as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. It was the capital of Wu during the Three Kingdoms Period and the capital of the Republic of China prior to the Chinese Civil War.
Nanjing is also one of fifteen sub-provincial cities in the People's Republic of China's administrative structure, which enjoy special jurisdictional and economic autonomy.
Xuanwu Lake is part of the Zhongshan Scenic Area, in a key national park. It is a popular tourist attraction covering 502 hectares. There are five peaceful islands on the lake, connected by bridges and causeways. At Xuanwu Lake, visitors can admire the natural scenery, which includes impressive mountain, lake, city and forest views.
Linggu Temple is a Buddhist temple surrounded by park land that was originally built in 515, during the Liang Dynasty (502-557). It was moved from its position at the northeast foot of Mount Zhongshan to accommodate the emperor Zhu Yuanzhang’s decision to build his tomb there. The Wuliang Hall (or ‘beamless hall), with three impressive archways, was built in 1381 without the use of a single nail.
Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall
The Nanjing Massacre was carried out by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War, after they seized the city from Chinese troops in December 1937. The widespread atrocities left an estimated 300,000 victims, over a six-week period. This sombre memorial is built on a site where many Chinese civilians were executed. It was opened to the public in August 1985, and has been expanded since. Today, the site covers an area of about 74,000 square metres.
This comprehensive history and art museum houses over 400,000 exhibits, some 2,000 of which are considered national treasures. It covers an area of 70,000-plus square meters, including two ancient Liao-style palaces. The museum’s collections of Ming and Qing imperial porcelain are among the largest in the world.
Nanjing Science and Technology Museum
Nanjing Science and Technology Museum in Ningnan New Area, Yuhuatai District, includes special cinemas and a beautiful park.
This modern museum integrates science and technology with the humanities, arts and tourism. It has become a popular destination for children in Nanjing.
Nanjing Silk Brocade Museum
This is the first museum in China dedicated to the art of silk brocade weaving. “Yunjin” is a type of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabric, often made from coloured silks with gold and silver threads.
Its elegant and colourful design is reminiscent of clouds in the sky, hence the name "Yunjin" (cloud or ‘yun’ brocade.) The Yun Brocade of Nanjing has an important place in traditional Chinese culture, with a long history of about 1500 years.
Xinjiekou Commercial Circle
Visitors will find many large commercial shops selling luxury brands, as well as hotels, plazas, banks, and trading enterprises.
Golden Eagle Shopping Center
A popular department store with a wide selection of clothing, home goods, and a foreign food supermarket on the upper level.
Shangri-La Nanjing is a 10-minute drive from the Nanjing Railway Station and 45-minute drive from Nanjing Lukou International Airport. The metro station and picturesque Xuanwu Lake are walking distance from the hotel.
Please consult the Concierge, who will ensure you arrive at your destination comfortably and on time.