Phorography Exhibition:Beautiful Ancient Capital, Amazing Nanjing

May 13, 2022 - Friday


Known as one of China’s four ancient capitals, Nanjing is located in the Yangtze River Delta area in Eastern China and is the capital city of Jiangsu Province. It is a city where contemporary culture and ancient history gracefully intersect, creating the perfect balance between progress and preservation. Nanjing lies just 300 kilometers from Shanghai and is a stone’s throw from other popular destinations such as Hangzhou, Suzhou and Mount Huangshan. Though Nanjing is comprised of more than 6,500 square kilometers, 11 districts, and has a population of 8.4 million, the genuine hospitality of its people makes visitors feel right at home.

More than 2,500 years of history as a city and more than 500 years as China’s capital have gifted Nanjing with a remarkably rich cultural heritage bearing the hallmarks of the times. Nanjing’s City Wall, the longest of its kind in the world with 25 kilometers of its length fully preserved, presents a magnificent scene. As one of the largest imperial tombs in existence in China, Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty has stood more than six centuries without losing its splendor. The mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, resting place of forerunner of China’s democratic revolution, features ancient Chinese architecture blended with western design sensibility in a monument that is both imposing and inspiring. Local art forms and handicrafts such as Nanjing cloud brocade, Qinhuai lanterns, gold leaf making, scripture engraving and paper-cutting, have been designated as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO and carry with them thousands of years of history and culture.

In addition to its rich culture, Nanjing has established itself as a hub for education, science and technology. The city is home to renowned national universities and colleges as well as a diverse array of cultural sites and museums.

Nanjing is blessed with a sophisticated infrastructure and a well-connected, easy-to-navigate transportation system. Lukou Airport offers nearly 200 international and domestic air routes, including eight intercontinental direct flight routes to cities such as Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Milan, and Sydney. Citizens of 53 foreign countries transiting through Nanjing can take advantage of a 144-hour transit visa-free policy to enjoy the city. Nanjing South Railway Station serves more than 120,000 passengers on more than 650 high-speed trains daily. Locally, 10 lines serve passengers on the country’s fourth-largest metro system. Visitors can choose accommodations at a number of globally renowned hotels and enjoy the flavors of local cuisine which combines characteristics from northern and southern China. Be sure to try Nanjing salted duck, the city’s signature dish.

Nanjing boasts abundant tourism resources in a pleasant setting where the state-of-the-art urban landscape, natural scenery, culture and history complement each other perfectly. This charming destination offers something for travelers in every season, and there is something new to learn around every corner.

1、渡江胜利纪念馆 Victory Memorial of Crossing-the-Yangtze- River Campaign

The memorial, a landmark of Nanjing nowadays, is located on the bank of the Yangtze River and at the mouth of Qinhuai River. It was built for commemorating the victory of Nanjing Crossing-the- Yantze-River-Campaign in 1949.

2、明孝陵石象路 Shixiang Road, Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty

Xiaoling Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the largest mausoleums in China and the resting place of the Hongwu Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming Dynasty, and his wife.

3、东南大学 Southeast University

One of the famous “eight major architecture universities” inChina

4、南京博物院 Nanjing Museum

As one of the three largest museums in China, Nanjing Museum is the sanctuary of traditional Chinese culture.

5、鸡鸣寺樱花大道 Oriental Cherry Avenue, Jiming Temple

6、六朝博物馆 Oriental Metropolitan Museum

The museum was designed by the Pei Partnership Architects in America. It exhibits the most complete range of cultural relics of the Six Dynasties.

7、鸡鸣寺 Jiming Temple

One of the oldest Buddhist temples in Nanjing

8、爱情隧道 Tunnel of Love

9、城市夜景 Night Scenery of the City

10、山水城林 Perfect integration of landscape, the city and forest

11、牛首山文化旅游区 Niushou Mountain Cultural Tourism Zone

Birthplace of the Niutou Zen Sect, this expansive site houses important Buddhist relics and welcomes visitors to its monastery and golden subterranean palace.

12、夫子庙秦淮风光带 Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenery Belt

The Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenery Belt is an AAAAA-level tourist area with natural scenery, gardens, temples, old-fashioned schools and residential homes.

13、流徽榭·冬 Liuhui Waterside Pavilion in Winter

Located just south of the road leading from Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum to Linggu Temple, this pavilion appears to float on a peaceful lake.

14、朝天宫Chaotian Palace (Nanjing Municipal Museum)

Chaotian Palace, a complex of meticulously preserved ancient buildings, is the largest Confucius temple south of the Yangtze River and Nanjing’s best site for making offerings to Confucius.

15、总统府 Presidential Palace

The Presidential Palace is located at the famous Changjiang Road, and was the former government office of the Republic of China.

16、流徽榭·夏 Liuhui Waterside Pavilion in Summer

17、国际青年文化公园 International Youth Culture Park

The park is an attraction on the Youth Olympic Game Axis, which was the location of Youth Olympic Village during the Youth Olympic Games and the main venue for the themed cultural activities of Youth Olympic Games.

18、美龄宫 May-ling Palace

Originally called the “Official Residence of the President of the National Government,” this palace is commonly known as “May-ling Palace” after the former first lady of the Republic of China.

19、中山陵 Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum

Located in Purple Mountain Scenic Area, the mausoleum is the resting place of Sun Yat-sen, the forerunner of China’s democratic revolution.

20、梅花山 Plum Blossom Hill


Located near the south of the Purple Mountain, Plum Blossom Hill is the main venue for the Nanjing International Plum Blossom Festival and one of China’s most famous locations to view these vibrant seasonal blooms.

21、燕子矶公园 Yanziji Park

Adjacent to the Mufu Mountain in the south and Yangtze River in the north, the park is characterized by magnificent mountains, vast water, peculiar caves and rocks and antique pavilions.

22、仪凤门 Yifeng Gate, Ming Dynasty City Wall

23、音乐台 Music Stage

The stage the main venue of Nanjing Forest Music Festival is located to the south of the Square Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum. It was built between 1932 and 1933.

24、南京森林音乐节 Nanjing Forest Music Festival

A symbol of Nanjing’s urban youth culture, the main music stage for this pop festival is located to the south of Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum.


Canola flowers in Yaxi Cittaslow International Tourist Resort

26、大报恩寺遗址公园 Grand Bao’en Temple Heritage Park

The park is where the parietal bone relics of the Buddha were unearthed. As the origin of the Buddhist temples of the Southern Dynasties, the temple was the center of Chinese Buddhism in the Middle Ages, with a colored glaze pagoda honored as “one of the seven world wonders in the Middle Ages”. Today, the site is the temple relics with the highest grade, the largest scale and the best state of preservation in China.

27、夫子庙秦淮风光带 Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenery Belt

28、夫子庙秦淮风光带·冬 Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenery Belt in Winter

29、朝天宫Chaotian Palace (Nanjing Municipal Museum)


China Imperial Examination Museum (Jiangnan Examination Hall)

The museum is the best-preserved and largest-scale historic site of imperial examination culture in China.

31、明城墙 Ming Dynasty City Wall

Nanjing’s City Wall, constructed during the Ming Dynasty, is the longest urban city wall, in the world, with 25 kilometers of the structure preserved.

32、森林音乐会 Forest Concert

33、高淳老街 Gaochun Old Street

The street is a bright pearl among the ancient streets in China. It is the best preserved Ming and Qing dynasties street in Jiangsu Province.

34、莫愁湖公园 Mochou Lake Park

This classical park south of Yangtze River dates back 1,500 years and is rich with cultural resources.

35、南京长江大桥 Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

China’s first highway and railway bridge

36、固城湖水慢城 Gucheng Lake Scenery Belt

This ecological resort in Gaochun District is an hour’s drive away from the urban landscapes of Nanjing.


Foreign students enjoying Spring Festival in Yaxi Cittaslow International Tourist Resort

38、金陵刻经 Nanjing Scripture Carving (Intangible cultural heritage)


Yinnan Hotel in Historical and Cultural Block East of Zhonghua Gate(Lao Mendong)

40、中山植物园·樱花 Oriental Cherry in Zhongshan Botanical Garden


Tangshan-Fangshan National Geopark Museum

42、前湖·晨 Qianhu Lake·Morning

This scenic spot is located to the north of Zhongshan Gate, and is also referred to as Yanque Lake.

43、莫愁湖公园 Mochou Lake Park

44、环亚凯瑟琳广场 Huanya Catherine Plaza

45、莫愁湖公园 Mochou Lake Park

46、情侣园 Lovers’ Garden

Located to the east of Xuanwu Lake, the garden is a natural landscape of Jiangnan style. It mainly exhibits wild medical plants and also famous for its wedding services.

47、明孝陵红楼艺文苑 Red Mansion Art & Culture Garden, Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty

The garden is located at the northeast foot of Xiaoling Tomb, covering an area of 75,000 square meters. It was built in memory of the connections between Nanjing and the world classic The Dream of Red Mansion.


Wooden Oil-extracting Machine Museum, Qixiandafu Village in Jiangning District

49、朝天宫里的童年 Childhood in Chaotian Palace

50、鸡鸣寺路 Jiming Temple Road

51、周园 Zhouyuan Garden

Located in Baima Town of Lishui District, the garden is China’s largest museum of private collections.

52、夫子庙秦淮风光带·冬 Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenery Belt in Winter

53、中华门 Zhonghua Gate

Zhonghua Gate is the largest gate in the Nanjing City Wall and the best preserved of its kind in the world.

54、阅江楼 Yuejiang Tower

One of the famous towers in southern China

55、国际青年文化公园和园 He (Harmony) Garden in International Youth Culture Park


Nanjing is a city full of stories. Agnes Smedley, a famous American journalist who once lived here, said “If you are short-tempered, you can never know the beauty of Nanjing.” Indeed, the more you explore Nanjing, the more deeply you will fall in love with the city. It is a city surrounded by mountains and rivers, nestled amongst forests, rich with history, and blessed with both ancient charm and modern progress. Our city welcomes you to listen to her stories and capture your own.



备注:以上内容均由南京博澜艺术设计有限公司提供/All the content aboved are provided by Nanjing Bolan Art Design Co., Ltd

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