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Famous Landmarks in Nanjing

Famous Landmarks in Nanjing are considered the Name Card of Nanjing, like the Yat-sen Mausoleum, Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, Confucius Temple, etc. ancient and new. They are somehow, represent a certain character or role Nanjing played to the world. Come with Top China Travel, to witness and appreciate those famous Nanjing Landmarks.

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum
The Mausoleum is built for Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of China democratic revolution. Sheltered by hill slopes, the mausoleum faces the south, and consists of a semi-circular square, memorial archways, tomb passage, the gate tablet pavilion, memorial hall and coffin chamber. The mausoleum is in the pattern of a "clock of freedom", wishing the whole world would take the democratic road.

The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum faces level land and backs on green mountains. It is built in a combined Chinese and Western architectural style and is shaped like an alarm clock. The mausoleum mainly consists of Memorial Archway of Universal Fraternity, Mausoleum Gate, Tablet Pavilion, Sacrificial Hall and Coffin Chamber.

Confucius Temple
Located on the Northern bank of the Qinhuai River, the Confucius Temple in Nanjing is for people to worship Confucius, the great thinker and educator in ancient China. Now it is one of the bustling areas in Nanjing with the East and West markets.

The temple is centered on Dacheng Hall, where a statue of Confucius is enshrined. Other halls and pavilions are laid out symmetrically. Qinhuai River is regarded as the companion pool of the temple. On the opposite bank of the river is an ochreous red screen wall with green tiles. With a length of 110 m (361 ft), the wall is the longest of its kind in China. The first entrance to the temple is a tall arch 'Tian Xia Wen Shu'. The construction of both the screen wall and the arch are in an ancient architectural style used for screens and decoration.

Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

The Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is the first bridge to be built across the Yangtze River in Nanjing. It is 6,772 meters (22,212 ft) long and has a span of 160 meters (525 ft). It can take up to 15 minutes to cross during regular traffic periods.

The bridge was completed in 1968 and is the first double-decker, double-track highway and railway bridge designed and constructed by the Chinese without outside engineering assistance.

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