About Nanjing City:
Nanjing is situated on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangzi river in eastern China. The city covers an area of over six thousand square kilometers with a population of over 6.2 million.
As the capital of Jiangsu province, Nanjing is an important cultural and education center. The city boasts many of the province’s top universities and colleges. The city’s notable student population consists of both native Chinese and foreigners. The name Nanjing, which means "South Capital", is reflective of the importance of Nanjing as the capital of six dynasties in China’s fabled history (Wu, Eastern Jin, Song, Qi, Liang and Chen). The Chinese often refer to Nanjing as "Jinling" and/or "Stone City", while some foreigners know it as "Nanking". Officially named Nanjing during the Ming dynasty, it was called "Ning" for short.
Visitors to Nanjing will be impressed by the city’s well-preserved traditional architecture and historical sights. Parts of the original city walls and city gates are still intact, a feature which sets Nanjing apart from most ancient Chinese cities.
Nanjing attracts a growing number of foreign students. There are several universities that accept foreign students directly and/or through exchange programs. For those looking to learn Chinese part-time there is also the option of attending a specialized language school or hiring a private tutor.
Tourist Attractions in Nanjing:
Nanjing, a city with a long and profound history, is most famous for its many historical and cultural attractions. The most dramatic reminder of Nanjing’s past as the capital of several Chinese dynasties is the great city wall, much of which is still intact.
Although Nanjing’s parks are not the main draw for tourists, Purple Mountain and Xuanwu Lake are still two excellent examples of Nanjing’s vast public grounds. Purple Mountain is home to several of the most commonly visited tourist attractions including Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s Mausoleum and the Ming Tomb.
Xinjiekou, Hunan Road, and Fuzimiao (Confucious Temple) could be considered tourist attractions, shopping areas, or even "eating areas."
The list of tourist attractions in Nanjing got so long that we had to further categorize it. Some attractions listed below are listed in more than one category