As the capital of Jiangsu province, Nanjing holds an important place in China’s culture and history. Located along the Yangtze River basin, Nanjing is a centre of culture, tourism, research and education. The city always enjoyed a prominent position in China and apart from being the country’s ancient southern capital, it was also the capital of the Republic of China prior to the civil war.
Nanjing has been the cultural backbone of the country for a long time. In the past, intellectuals from all corners of the country assembled here and formed institutions for higher education. During the Song and Tang eras, Nanjing attracted notable poets and several other literary figures. The cultural environment flourished further during the Qing and Ming dynasties. Even today the trend continues and is the main reason why Nanjing is called ‘The City of Culture.’ Besides, Nanjing is also known for its chemical, steel, electronic, automotive, and electrical industries.
Travellers visiting Nanjing will be impressed with its hospitality, shopping opportunities, restaurants serving delicious international cuisine, and good accommodation facilities, ranging from budget to luxury.