Nanjing lies on the southern bank of Yangzi River, surrounded on 3 sides by a range of hills known as the Purple and Gold Mountains. Spanning approximately 6,500 sq km in area, and home to more than 4.5 million citizens, it is the largest city in Jiangsu province and its capital. The city's wide streets lined with plane trees and a concentration of historic and cultural sites, make it one of the most popular destinations in the region.

As one of the eight great ancient capitals in China, Nanjing has a long history and is one of the first cities awarded the title of Famous Historic and Culture City by the State Council. These eras left behind many famous attractions including:

and many, many other places of historical interest. Among the many protected cultural relics and sites in Nanjing, one has been inscribed on the World Heritage List, 14 are protected at the national level and 135 at the provincial level. As a result, three cultures with distinctive characteristics may be witnessed in Nanjing: the culture of the Six Dynasties, the culture of the Ming Dynasty, the culture of the Republic of China.

For more information, you may visit the Nanjing Tourist Information Center.

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