The Presidential Palace is considered to be one of the most important and elegant sites in the whole of Nanjing. It embodies Chinese Modern History as it was the centre for the Chiang Kaishek nationalist government regime for twenty years.
The palace displays a combination of Chinese and Western architectural styles and several unique features located within one compound. Some parts of the palace were built over 600 years ago and it is a historical site that exudes old world charm. There are many ceremonial rooms and work offices in this multi-functional compound as well as delightful water ponds, gardens and pavilions.
The Fu Zi Miao is one of many other delightful activities in Nanjing. From the mouth-watering aromas of traditional Chinese culinary fare to timeless antiques, most of the suprises this thriving flea market only begins with their unbelievable bargains and priceless finds.
Like the Great Wall of China, this amazing wall was built by the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty to protect Nanjing from marauding forces. Once one of the longest walls in China, the sophisticated design of this wall required the precise positioning of large bricks each averaging more than 15kilograms in the construction.
The QinHuai River is a major tributary of the Yangzi River and an enjoyable experience during the day, and a remarkable journey at night. This popular river teems with flavorful restaurants, bustling flea markets, and numerous curios shops on its banks which all magically transform into a lively display of colors as soon as the sun sets.
For the more adventurous, bicycles are available for those who may wish to explore Nanjing on their own, or accompanied by Kayumanis Butler. Cycling through this quaint little tea plantation may prove to be a memorable opportunity to totally immerse oneself in Nanjing’s local charm and/or to experience the simple traditions and warmth of the local Chinese people.
The Ming Xiaoling Tomb is one of the largest and most beautiful imperial mausoleums in China. As the final resting place of the founder of the Ming Dynasty, the peasant emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, this historic site was built on an expansive, forested garden which also include over 12 pairs of intricately-carved animal statues which still stand today as vigilant sentries against evil spirits on the tomb’s walkway. Modelled after the astral constellation, this remarkable tomb’s construction strictly adhered to the ancient design principles of feng shui.
Built in accordance with traditional Chinese architectural elements, the tomb of Dr. Sun Yatsen is surrounded by seemingly endless groves of pine and cypress trees which are instrumental in establishing a very serene and regal setting. This historical monument is located atop a large hill, an estimated 73 meters high, to symbolize the elevated status of one of China’s most revered historical figures.