Nanjing – the Ancient Capital of Six Dynasties
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Nanjing – the Ancient Capital of Six Dynasties

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Each city has its own characteristic. If Nanjing is a dish, it must be the famous dish in Huaiyang area - Dazhugansiba. The Dazhugansiba in Nanjing Champion (top in exams) Hotel has a light color, and is made of ordinary bean products, but slowly cooked with secret recipe, it tastes delicious and rich with layers. Nanjing was a stone city on the river, its long history and rich human culture made it a unsophisticated and serious ancient capital of six dynasties.

Nanjing also named Jinling, it is said that once the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty buried some gold in Longwan which is in the north of the city to enhance his kingdom. According to historical records, the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty thought there was a power in the southeast, and he hated that very much, so he buried a gold man here. There have been 10 dynasties and regimes established states and capitals here. But because the gold man buried here, almost the dynasties established here had a short history. Furthermore, the unforgettable Nanjing Massacre made Nanjing a solemn and stirring city.

Live in Nanjing, an aesthetic mood is needed. Just as Zhu Ziqing said, Nanjing needed to be chewed and imagined, and then you will know what it really likes. Nanjing is not very big, but there are many interesting places worth your visit. You can climb on the Zijin Mountain and boating on the Mochou Lake on a sunny spring day. You can have a cup of tea in front of the Suzhai Tower in Jiming Temple. Looking at the Xuanwu Lake outside the city, you can not help to think a lot, not only the taste of the tea, but also the city. The osmanthus in Linggu Temple, the red leaves on Xixia Mountain, and the plum blossom on Meihua Mountain are the landscapes the people live in Nanjing would never miss.

There are a lot of universities in Nanjing. There are 8 key universities in Nanjing among the 11 key universities of the 211 Project in Jiangsu province. The 8 key universities are Nanjing University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Southeast University, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing Pharmaceutical University, and Hohai University. There is always a good afforesting and greening on the campus, they are as elegance as gardens. Especially the campus of the Nanjing Normal University, it was the private garden of Yuan Mei in Qing Dynasty. It is said that it is also the prototype of the Grand View Garden in A Dream of Red Mansions.

Some of the universities even have the same bronze tripod in front of their libraries. This is because that some of the universities in Nanjng were separated from the Central University built in 1915, such as Nanjing Universuty, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing Normal University, and Nanjing Agricultural University. In order to memorize this historical origin, nine bronze tripods were casted and set in these universities. We can see the cultural in inheritance in Nanjing from this.

There is a well developed traffic in Nanjing. It will take you only a few hours by train from here to Yangzhou, Zhenjiang, Wuxi, Suzhou, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. Choose a fine weekend, and then you can carry out your travel plan.

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