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Jiangsu

Jiangsu, in the east of China, has over 1000 kilometer coastline along theYellow Sea. It is populated by Han, Hui, Manchu and other ethnic groups. It has played a politically and economically essential role in Chinese history and its capital Nanjing has twice served as the nation’s capital.Jiangsuis one ofChina’s wealthiest provinces.
Nanjinghas many impressive sites, like the Yangtse River Bridge and the Ming Tombs. There are also many historical places like the Sun Yatsen’s Mausoleum, Madame Soong Meiling’s Palace and the Nanjing Massacre Memorial and Museum.
Suzhouis maybe the most famous garden city and historically also well-known for its cotton, silk and wool. The picturesque gardens like the Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Lingering Garden make visitors feel like walking through a Chinese painting.
Not far from Suzhou the water town Zhouzhuang is located. It maintains the traditional style and it is still possible to drive by boat through the old river ways.


Nanjing

Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing, literally the South Capital, is one of the most delightful Chinese cities. It was theCapitalCityof six to ten dynasties what gave him a brilliant cultural heritage. At the same time it offers modern conveniences and emerging cosmopolitan lifestyle of contemporary urbanChina. 

It has been ranked fourth by Forbes magazine in its listing of "2008 Top 100 Business Cities in Mainland China", seventh in the evaluation of "Cities with Strongest Comprehensive Strength" issued by the National Statistics Bureau, and second in the evaluation of cities with most sustainable development potential in the Yangtze River Delta. It has also been awarded the title of 2008 Habitat Scroll of Honor of China, Special Award of UN Habitat Scroll of Honor and Nationa lCivilized City.

Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall. Memorializes the hundreds of thousands of Chinese who died at the hands of Japanese troops in Nanjing during World War II. The memorial features an excavated mass burial site, and multimedia museum explains the entire history of the event in English, Chinese, and Japanese. A harrowing, but worthwhile place to visit.

Purple Mountain, Ming Tombs, and Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum. The Purple Mountain, which is covered with evergreens and old oaks, hosts many historical and cultural sites including the tomb of the first Ming Dynasty emperor and his consorts, the mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (leader of 1911 Revolution), and other impressive historical stuff.

Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge This 6 kmbridge over the Yangtze has sculptures that are classics of Chinese sociallist art; with workers and farmers carrying tools, soldiers carrying weapons, and all of them holding books, most likely Quotations of Chairman Mao Zedong (better known as The Little Red Book). The bridge was built after Soviet advisors left China during the Sino-Soviet Split of the 1960's, and is therefore the first major project built entirely by Chinese, without foreign help.

 

Suzhou

Classic gardens in the Southern Chinese style. Humble Administrator's Garden and the Lion Grove Garden. Master of Nets' Garden.

Suzhou is maybe the most famous garden city and historically also well-known for its cotton, silk and wool. The picturesque gardens like the Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Lingering Garden make visitors feel like walking through a Chinese painting.