Museums

( 博物场馆 )

Nanjing Jiangning Imperial Silk Manufacturing Museum

Nanjing Jiangning Imperial Silk Manufacturing Museum is situated in the area of Daxinggong, the ruins of “Jiangning Imperial Silk Manufacturing” of the Qing Dynasty. “Jiangning Imperial Silk Manufacturing” was a government-run institution in the Qing Dynasty specializing in the manufacture of silk fabrics employed by the empero …

Nanjing Museum (In renovation)

Chinese Simplified: 南京博物院

Served as the Kuomintang's Preparatory Office of National Central Museum (founded by Mr. Cai Yuanpei in 1933). It is now a large comprehensive history and art museum, which covers a total area of over 70,000 square meters, 35,000 square meters construction area and includes two imposing ancient Liao-style palaces. It has a collection of 420,000 pieces of re …

Jinling Buddhism Publishing House

Chinese Simplified: 金陵刻经处

Though it can only be visited by special appointment, the Jinling Buddhism Publishing House is a fascinating facility dedicated to Buddhist theological research, and to the printing of Buddhist te …

Nanjing Municipal Museum

The Chaotian Palace (Chinese: 朝天宫), is located in Nanjing, China. It was built as an imperial palace in the Ming Dynasty, and today it is the Nanjing Municipal Museum. The palace covers an area of more than 70,000 square meters. The total building complex consists of three lines, with the central complex being the Wen Temple, which was built with precio …

Nanjing Science and Technology Museum

Chinese Simplified: 南京科技馆

Nanjing Science and Technology Museum is located in Ningnan New Area, Yuhuatai District, covering a floor space of 300,000 square meters. The main building covers a construction area of 30,000 square meters with a total investment of RMB 350 million Yuan. It includes the main building, special cinemas and a beautiful park. So we can say it’s a modern museu …

Nanjing Paleontology Museum

Even the pickiest kid will be blown away by the star of this museum: a 22-meter-long, nine-meter-tall skeleton of a Mamenchisaurus. Displayed near the entrance hall, the herbivorous dinosaur, unearthed in central China, has a neck almost long enough to reach the moon.

Visitors will have plenty of opportunities to p …

Nanjing Olympic Sports Center

The sports facilities in this Olympic-standard four-stadium center are enough to train a family for a decathlon. 

Sporty locals jog around the 60,000-seat outdoor stadium or shoot hoops in the outdoor basketball courts. 

The clean and spacious Swimming Center contains an Olympic-length po …

Memorial for Revolutionary Martyrs



When Chinese people decide to make a memorial, they don't screw around...this place is BIG.

This is fair enough, considering the reasons this place exists. Yuhuatai  …

China Astronomic Observatory on Purple Mountain

Situated on the top of the third peak of Purple Mountain, it was built in September 1934, which is the first institution for the research of modern astronomy in China. It has paid much attention on the popularization of sciences while doing research, and built the first historic museum of astronomy in China with self-financing. As the cradle of contemporary a …

Hongshan Forest Zoo

More than 3,000 animals call this tree-blanketed hill home, including rare native species like cuddly giant pandas and ginger-furred snub-nosed monkeys.

Quite randomly, the sprawling zoo has a dedicated “Australian area” to accommodate all animals from the land down under.

International Aviation Martyrs’Cemetery


The secluded complex at the north foot of Zijin Mountain might be the only war monument in the world to commemorate the military alliance of China, Russia, the United States and Korea (before the North and South split).

Two 15-meter-tall stone tablets were built to mourn the 3,305 pilots from these countries who lost their …

The Memorial Hall Of The Victims In Nanjing Massacre By Japanese Invaders

This memorial hall stands on the site of the massacre at Jiangdong Gate during the Nanjing Massacre and “Mass Grave of 10,000 Corpses”. It was completed and opened to the public in August, 1985, and was expanded first from 1994 to 1995, and then from 2005 to 2007. It covers an area of about 74,000 square meters with a floor space of 25,000 square meters and an exhibition area of 9,800 square meters. The new memorial hall was completed and opened to the public on December 13, 2007 …

Jiangnan Imperial Examination Center

Chinese Simplified: 江南贡院

As one of the biggest imperial examination center in ancient China, it was built in the Southern Song Dynasty. At first, it was a venue for the examination at the county and prefectural levels. In 1368, after Zhu Yuanzhang established the Ming Dynasty and made his capital in Nanjing, it became a venue for the examination at the county and provincial levels. …

Jinghai Temple

Chinese Simplified: 静海寺

The Jinghai (Calm Sea) Temple, located at the southwestern foot of the Lion Hill, was first built in the 9th year (1411) of the Yongle reign of the Ming Dynasty. It was built by the order of Emperor Chengzu in praise of Eunuch Zheng He for his merits in his navigation to the Western Oceans. The temple was given the name of Jinghai by the emperor, meaning all …

Tianfei Temple

Chinese Simplified: 天妃宫

In the fifth year (1407) of the reign of Yongle Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, when Eunuch Zheng He succeeded in returning from his first voyage to the Western Oceans, Emperor Chengzu ordered to build the "Longjiang Tianfei Palace" at the foot of the Lion Hill, expressing thanks to Tianfei, also called as Queen of the Heaven, or Goddess of the Seven Seas, fo …

Zhanyuan Garden

Chinese Simplified: 瞻园


Zhanyuan Garden(Museum on the History of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom)


With a history of over 600 years and built under the Jiajing reign of the Ming Dynasty, Zhanyuan Garden was the Western Garden in the residence of Xu Da, the Zhongshan King of the Ming Dynasty. In the Qing Dynasty, it was changed into …

Gan’s Grand Courtyard

Chinese Simplified: 甘家大院

Families can start exploring the grey-shingled white-walled estate by wandering through the 46 maze-like rooms, which are now the Nanjing Folklore Museum.

This 200-year-old compound was once the private residence of the influential local Gan family. Most rooms are restored to their early 20th century appearance, wit …

Memorial Hall of Wang Dao and Xie An

Situated in the Wuyi Lane on the southern bank of the Qinhuai River, The poem "Wuyi Lane" by Liu Yuxi, a famous poet of the Tang Dynasty, refers to this area.

it is a theme-oriented memorial hall displaying culture and art of the Six Dynasties the family history of Wang Dao and Xie An. Exhibiting precious cultural relics of the S …

Libraries

Chinese Simplified: 图书馆


Jinling Library No.262, Changjiang Road 


Museums of Nanjing University

Nanjing University, one of China`s key comprehensive universities under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education, dates from 1902 when it was known as Sanjiang Normal School. During the following decades, it evolved as Liangjiang Normal School, Nanjing Higher Normal School, Nationa …

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