Charming Nanjing, the magnificent city
Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province in East China. Running through the city are the lower reaches of the Yangtze River whose estuary is not far away. Nanjing enjoys a civilization of over 6,000 years, the city itself being founded 2,500 years ago. Enclosed by mountains and rivers, and located in a strategic place, it boasts picturesque scenery that blends natural landscape with towering buildings, integrating traditional styles with modernity.
As one of the Four Ancient Capitals, Nanjing is a vital cradle of Chinese civilization and over a long stretch of time, it has been the political and cultural pivot of South China, thus dubbed as the Capital of Ten Ancient Dynasties, rich in both cultural heritage and historical relics. Among the landmarks of Nanjing there are the City Wall, the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace and the Confucius Temple.
Yuejiang Tower Scenic Belt
The gate of Presidential Palace
Over the thousands of years of its development, Nanjing has never been want of creative innovations, ranging from Mr Zu Chongzhi’s (Jin Dynasty, 429-500 AD) modified calendar and calculated seven decimals of the ratio of circumference Pi, the marvelous Great Gratitude Temple built in the Ming Dynasty, Laomendong (literally meaning the old east gate) historic and cultural district with distinct Nanjing characteristics, to the Creative Nanjing-New Generation Design Exhibition that engages the whole city. Nanjing has become a paradise for young entrepreneurs coming from different corners of the world with their aspirations. The 2,500 years of cultural legend has contributed to the essence of this creative city.
Weaving of Nanjing Yunjin brocade
Fashion Show of Nanjing Yunjin Brocade
On the evening of 16 August 2014, II Summer Youth Olympic Games made its debut in the resonating anthem Light up the Future. During the 12 days, over 3,700 young athletes from the five continents challenged themselves in the arena in pursuit of excellence, and meanwhile, they also gained better understanding and friendship with each other in the cultural sports event.
Nanjing the ancient city has been dynamised by the vigour and passion of Youth Olympic Games.
A Better Nanjing after the Youth Olympic. With Elegant Clouds, Beautiful City as its cultural theme, Nanjing Week opens another window to the world for Nanjing.