Nanjing 南京, a city with many attractions
Tourists are not only attracted by Nanjing's history, but also by the various tourist attractions. There is an area around Fuzi Temple with many restaurants, shops and a night market. You can also make a boat tour on the river Qinhuai from there. There are many parks, shopping areas and so on. Below you will find some samples of these attractions
Men Dong, history rebuilt
Close to the Qinhuai river, just inside the city wall, a street is rebuilt, modelled after the old Nanjing.
Near the Qinhuai river you will find the Fuzi temple, a temple devoted to Confucius. The temple was founded during the Jin Dynasty (265 - 420)
as part of Nanjing Imperial University in the year 384. After the place was destroyed, the Confucius Temple was newly constructed on former site
of imperial university in 1034 during Song Dynasty, and was called Fuzimiao area along with Nanking Fuxue.
Throughout its history, the temple along with the around area has been a place for study of Confucianism. There is a small exhibit of folkart within the temple
Around Fuzi Temple
On the border of the Qinhuai river, around the Fuzi Temple there is a lively shopping area, food - and night market and many other attractions. Let us take a look around
Yuejiang Tower 阅江楼 (which means Enjoying-the-River Tower) is situated on the top of Shizishan
(Lion Mountain) to the northwest of Nanjing, close to the river Yangtze and fully enclosed by the
city wall. Ascending the tower, one can enjoy the Yangtze River extending far away to its north and the scenery of Nanjing to its south.
Kwan-Yin Scenic Area
Kwan-Yin is a scenic area very close to the Yangtze river. In caves some small temples where created. It is converted into a park with some ponds, statues and buildings
Finder Art District
In Beijing you will find Factory 798, a place for artists. Nanjing has a similar facility by the name of Finder Art District. This is a place where artists work together or alone in a supportive environment