Nanjing is known for its 2,400-year-old rich culture and beautiful landscape. The Ming, Song, Southern Tang, Chen, Liang, Qi, Eastern Jin, and Eastern Wu Dynasties have all made it their capital over the years. These eras have left notable tourist attractions behind them like the Confucius Temple, Ming City Walls, Ming Tomb, and the Linggu Temple to name but a few. Everywhere throughout the city you will witness glimpses of its ancient history. Nature, too, has bestowed beauty upon Nanjing. Natural lakes like Mochou and Xuanwu are placed right at the centre of Nanjing. Hills like the Purple Mountain, present great scenic views and plenty of cultural sites.
Nanjing’s attractions further got boosted with the grand opening of the Zifeng Tower (the world’s 7th tallest tower) in 2010. The construction of this 89-storey tower started in 2005 with an investment of five billion RMB. The engineering marvel is situated at Nanjing Gulou Square.
Some interesting but little-known attractions worth visiting are Swallow Rock (One of the three protruding rocks from Yangtze River) and the Heart of the River (A tiny island in the centre of the Yangtze).
Here are some popular attractions in the city