Nanjing 2011




Nanjing 2011, a set on Flickr.

Between Shanghai and Beijing we spent a few days in the city of Nanjing. We visited two main sites and a mountaintop park.

The first day we arrived by train in the afternoon and made our way south to the Fuxi Temple (Confucian Temple) near one of the city’s Ming wall sections.

The next morning we set out for a beautiful 30 minute cable car ride up to Zi Jin Shan (Purple & Golden Mountain) in the eastern suburbs of the city.

Located at the foot of Zi Jin Shan and just beyond another beautiful section of Ming wall, is a Ming Tomb. This is a joint burial tomb of the first Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang and Empress Ma of the Ming Dynasty. We were particularly impressed with the Spirit Walk, lined with larger than life Carved animals to protect the spirits of those buried in the tombs.

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