, the capital of JiangsuProvince, sits on the south bank of the Yangtze River. Though it’s a modern city, its city centre has preserved its Ming street plan and old city wall. Nanjing has been the capital in six dynasties over the past 2,000 years, and today boasts a balance of revolutionary and imperial China set in a gorgeous countryside.
One of the main city attractions is the Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, in which the founder of Republican China, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, is laid to rest. There are also two museums in that China tour packages to Nanjing often visit: The Taiping Museum and The Provincial Museum. The TaipingMuseum exhibits maps, coins, weapons, documents and other artifacts of the Taiping movement. The ProvincialMuseum is noted for its full-size Han-era jade burial armour suit. It also displays ceramics and bronzes that date from prehistoric times to the Qing dynasty. Tourists in Nanjing should be sure to visit the Temple of Confucius, LingguTemple, and enjoy the remarkable scenery of the QinhuaiRiver.