Category Archives: Nanjing

Dai Pai Dang Restaurant, Nanjing and Train to Huangshan, China

From there to lunch at Dai Pai Dang a traditional Chinese restaurant that calls itself “Food Heaven,” and decorated in Ming and late Qing Dynasties. Dai Pai Dang is frequented by locals and we didn’t see another westerner in the

Memorial Hall of The Nanjing Massacre, China

Thank goodness yesterday was nice to walk around Zhongshan Mountain National Park with its Ming Tomb, Linggu Temple, Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum, and later in Fuzi Confucius Market because of torrential rains today. A perfect gray and depressing day to

Fuzi Confucius Temple and Market, Nanjing

The Fuzi Confucius Temple is the site of the original temple, once an academy for Confucian studies. I can’t begin to tell you how many Confucius Temples we’ve visited in China, all the same. On the outside chance that you

The Ming Dynasty City Wall of Nanjing, China

The Ming Dynasty City wall runs for 16 square miles, making it the longest city wall in the world. It was built by the first Ming Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, popularly known as HongWu and took 20 years to construct. It

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Nanjing

Nanjing’s most famous landmark is the mausoleum of Dr Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), father of the Chinese Republic. Dr. Sun Yat-sen was the first and last president of China. We and the world tend to refer to the present leader of

The Linggu Temple (Beamless Hall), Nanjing

It was a short drive from the Ming Tomb Scenic Area to Linggu Temple still in Zhongshan Mountain National Park. One ticket gives access to all three sights. The Ming Tomb, Linggu Temple and Memorial to Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Another