Charming Nanjing, the magnificent city
Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province in East China. Running through the city are the lower reaches of the Yangtze River whose estuary is not far away. Nanjing enjoys a civilization of over 6,000 years, the city itself being founded 2,500 years ago. Enclosed by mountains and rivers, and located in a strategic place, it boasts picturesque scenery that blends natural landscape with towering buildings, integrating traditional styles with modernity.
As one of the Four Ancient Capitals, Nanjing is a vital cradle of Chinese civilization and over a long stretch of time, it has been the political and cultural pivot of South China, thus dubbed as the Capital of Ten Ancient Dynasties, rich in both cultural heritage and historical relics. Among the landmarks of Nanjing there are the City Wall, the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace and the Confucius Temple.
Over the thousands of years of its development, Nanjing has never been want of creative innovations, ranging from Mr Zu Chongzhi’s (Jin Dynasty, 429-500 AD) modified calendar and calculated seven decimals of the ratio of circumference Pi, the marvelous Great Gratitude Temple built in the Ming Dynasty, Laomendong (literally meaning the old east gate) historic and cultural district with distinct Nanjing characteristics, to the Creative Nanjing-New Generation Design Exhibition that engages the whole city. Nanjing has become a paradise for young entrepreneurs coming from different corners of the world with their aspirations. The 2,500 years of cultural legend has contributed to the essence of this creative city.
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