Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province in China, is about 300 kilometers away from the city of Beijing. It has been the capital city during much of the Ming Dynasty.
Pagodas & More
Many beautiful monuments and sites remain, like the Shuangliu Pagoda, a restored 14th-century section of this vast walled wall. The Songlu Pagoda, which used to be a small monastery, is a site of religious significance for both Buddhists and Catholics.
Because it is situated in Jiangsu, there are many excellent historical sites and museums. There are many beautiful places in Nanjing, but visitors often find themselves drawn to the impressive ancient and fascinating locations in central Nanjing. Among these are the Grand People’s library, Nanjing’s Forbidden City, and the Grand Theatre.
Baidingdui is a famous place to see in the north of Nanjing. It is named after a nearby stream and is easily found by a car trip through the city.
Near the stream’s mouth, visitors will find this historical area with several narrow lanes leading in all directions. You can navigate a car smoothly through the narrow, winding roads, and it is not difficult to navigate through the maze of alleyways. A good view of the north bank of this stream, a small bridge, can be reached by a short walk on foot.
Feng Shui is significant in Nanjing and the whole area around Baidingdui, known for its Feng Shui influence throughout the world. A well-designed home or office is an indicator of a healthy Feng Shui environment.
Visitors to Baidingdui can enjoy a relaxing walk and a few hours of quiet contemplation. Several popular restaurants are devoted to Chinese cooking and offer some wonderful delicacies.
Modern Conveniences Too
In addition to the fascinating history of Nanjing and the influence of Feng Shui on its present culture, tourists will be happy to learn that the city offers a wide variety of interesting, modern conveniences. These include a variety of modern shopping centers, such as the Dongcheng Mall and the Nanjing Mall. The former is located along the Nanjing River, one of the great rivers of ancient China. It offers visitors many opportunities for sightseeing, river cruises, river rafting, and fishing.
Every budget has numerous attractions, from museums, ancient monuments to modern shopping centers and restaurants. If you would like to have a more hands-on experience than a museum or shopping center can offer, you can try a tour of the ancient city, or even visit the famous Nanjing Pearl.