Nanjing is known as "the Capital of Six Dynasties".
It gained its reputation for being a former powerhouse for six dynasties with the most notable monarchs from dynasties as Wu Dynasty, Jin Dynasty, Song Dynasty and Ming Dynasty.
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Besides Nanjing existed throughout six dynasties, it is famous as one of the four most ancient cities in China. It is an impressive metropolis with 6000 years of history that makes it coequal with Beijing and Xian. Thus, in Nanjing you will find more than magnificent scenery, but a large number of historical relics.
- Confucius Temple, a must-see attraction in Nanjing for every tourist
- The Gate of China – Zhonghuamen, a gate of Nanjing's city wall and one of the best preserved remnants of Ming architecture
- Ruins of the Ming Dynasty Imperial Palace, built by the first Ming Emperor in 1366
- Nanjing Museum offers exhibits on poetry, bronzes and silk artifacts
- Presidential Palace, the headquarters of past emperors and the Nationalist government
Even though the first settlers came to Nanjing 6,000 years ago, the city began to tape shape under the rule of dynasties like Dongwu, Dongji, Song, Qi, Liang and Chen. In 1368, Nanjing became political centre in China and today its authority spread to the political, economical, cultural, and industrial leadership in the province.
The textile, mint, printing, shipbuilding and other industries led to Nanjing as the busiest city with business in the Far East. The city's industrial growth mainly capitalized on its location in the largest economic zones of China, the Yangtze River Delta. Its proximity to the Grand Canal made Nanjing the main transportation hub with area exceeding 6,500 sq km with population approximately 5.5 million people.
As an important transportation hub in East China, Nanjing has more than port, but convenient buses and taxis, airlines, railways, highways and waterways. These make the city easy to experience from great shopping, tasty cuisine to a real fun excitement like bars, clubs, teahouses, and vibrant nightlife of Nanjing.
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