2 Days in Nanjing- 4/1/23 - 4/3/23

Day 1
Memorial Hall for the Nanjing Massacre
    Outdoor sculptures
    Exhibit hall
    Outdoor exhibits
Zhonghua gate
Day 2
Cherry Blossoms/jiming Temple
Nanjing City Wall
Presidential Palace
Korean BBQ Dinner

Day 2- Presidential Palace -4/2/23

For more than 600 years the Nanjing Presidential Palace served as a home and office for some of the country’s most important political figures. Today, it is a history museum covering 20th-century China. The palace occupies the site of two Ming Dynasty palaces and once housed the Office of the First President of the Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen. In 1911, Sun Yat-sen took his inauguration oath of office as the provisional president of the Republic of China. After the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, Nanjing Presidential Palace continued to host official functions till the late 1990s, when it was transformed into the China Modern History Museum.

Entering the subway line 4 to get off the Daxinggong exit (15 min by subway).


Getting off the Subway and headed to Changjiang road


On Changjiang road


Headed to the Palace.


The main gate


Courtyard right after entering the main gate.


 Presidential Palace is an important historical landmark in Nanjing and one of the largest surviving complex of modern Chinese (1840-1949) buildings.


The main hall is a traditional Chinese-style hall


Entrance of the exhibit Hall


View from the Hall looking over at the main gate.



The exhibit hall with lots of paintings.


Painting of Sun Yat-sen, the first President of the Republic of China,


Dr. Sun yat sen in the center.

The westward move of the Nationalist Goverment.


On the left is the Viceroy of Liangjiang and on the right is the Taiping revolution forces led by Hong Xiuquan who took Nanjing.


Inner courtyard.


 The current structures were mainly built between 1870 and 1930s.



Behind the couryard is the facade of Zichao Building


The Xiyuan garden


Cherry blossoms.


Gorgeous blossoms.


The west garden with cherry blossoms lining the pond.



A small bridge to cross the pond.


The Atic of Joy, alternatively called the Pavilion that Forgetting to Fly and the Waterside Pavilion, was rebuilt in 1870 on the eastern lakeside of the garden.


The government official once worked here were surprised at the attractive view and believed that "if the birds saw the view here, they would have so much joy that they could forget how to fly". That was the origin of the name.


The Marble Boat is the oldest surviving structure in the Presidential Palace complex, which was built when Qianlong emperor visited Kiangning. To please the emperor, the official told him that the name of the structure was called the "unmoored boat", as the metaphor of the firmness of the Qing dynasty's regime. The 49 ft. long timber-mimic stony boat is one of the best-known structures in the garden.


Fangshen Pavilion (Mandarin Duck PAvilion).


A souvenir shops next to the pond selling a large variety of beads for people to make their own jewelry.


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