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. How to get to Zhongshan Hotel

If you arrive at Nanjing Lukou Airport, You can take the Airport Bus No.2 (9:30 am - 10:30 pm) to the last station (Xi Hua Men Station) . It takes about 55 minutes and costs 20 yuan (RMB). Then you can take a taxi from Xi Hua Men Station to Zhongshan Hotel, it takes about 10 minutes and costs about 10 yuan (RMB).

If you arrive at Nanjing Lukou Airport after 10:30 pm,you can take the Airport Bus No.1 to the last station (Nanjing Railway Station). It takes about an hour and costs 20 yuan (RMB).Then you can take a taxi from Nanjing Railway Station to Zhongshan Hotel, it takes about 25 minutes and costs about 25 yuan (RMB).

You can also take a taxi from the airport to Zhongshan Hotel. It takes about 40 minutes and costs about 150 yuan (RMB).








2. Travel in Nanjing




Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province, with a total area of 6,598 square kilometers and a population of more than 7 million, is situated in the downstream of the Yangtze River Delta. The Yangtze River flows past the west side of Nanjing City Proper, while the Ningzhen Ridge surrounds the north, east and south side of the city.

Nanjing is famed as the capital of six dynasties in Chinese history or, in another saying, the capital of ten dynasties. Her long and splendid civilization has left us the abundance of historical and cultural heritage. In recent years, Nanjing has been accelerating her pace of reformation. The dynamic and vigorous city, which possesses the beautiful scenery and strategically important area, like a crouching tiger and coiling dragon, is sending forth the enchanting charm. Nanjing is becoming more open and so far has made international friendship cities with Nagoya, Florence, Leipzig and other cities of total twelve different countries. There are annually millions of international friends coming to Nanjing for sightseeing, study, visit or exchange activities in business or culture. Staying in Nanjing, they will soon be attracted to her character of drawing on different ideas and cultures as well as her universal love of humankind. It is through this important channel that Nanjing develops the communication with the world.
Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum
Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum is situated at the southern slope of Zhongshan Mountain, covering an area of 133 hectares. Dr. Sun Yat-sen is the Father of the Republic of China, and his mausoleum is considered as the holy land of Chinese people both at home and abroad. With deep historical significance, magnificent architecture and beautiful scenery, it is worth seeing when traveling in Nanjing. The mausoleum was designed by a famous architect Lv Yanzhi. The construction began in 1926 and was completed when Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s remains were shipped to Nanjing and buried here on June 1st, 1929. The whole buildings are all constructed with granite and marble and covered by blue glazed tile roofs. The whole mausoleum shapes like an alarm bell as seen from the air, symbolizing the noble spirit and heroic efforts of Dr. Sun’s devotion to the fight of anti-oppression and winning the independence of China. It is regarded as the most outstanding mausoleum in Chinese modern architectural history.


Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty
Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty is one of the biggest imperial mausoleums in China. It lies in the eastern suburbs of Nanjing City at the southern foot of Zhongshan Mountain. Emperor Taizu, Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Queen Ma were buried there. The construction of the mausoleum began in 1381 and was completed in 1413. In 1384, Queen Ma died and was buried there. Emperor Taizu had bestowed her upon the title “Queen of Xiao Ci”, which means “Queen of filial piety and kindness.” Hence, the name Min Xiaoling derives from her title. The mausoleum has two discrete setions: one is the Sacred Way and the other one is the main body of the mausoleum itself.


Nanjing Confucius Temple
Nanjing Confucius Temple is located on the north bank of the Qinhuai River. It is the site for people to make sacrifices to Confucius, the great philosopher and educator of ancient China. The temple was first built in 1034 in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). It had been destroyed by wars and rebuilt several times. In 1937, Japanese invaders burnt it into ashes. In 1984 the temple was rebuilt by the local government, in accordance with the architectural style of the Ming and Qing dynasties, including Confucius Temple itself, Jiangnan Gongyuan (the place of imperial examinations) and the Scholastic Palace (Xue Gong). In front of the Temple, a 110 meters long, 10 meters high stone and brick screen wall was built on the south bank of the Qinhuai River in 1575, which is the longest screen wall in China. On the north bank, there is a big Paifang with four words in the middle “the world cultural center”(


The Presidential Palace
The Presidential Palace is located at 292 Changjiang Road, Nanjing City. The history of the palace may go back to 600 years ago, and the site was the mansion of the Marquis of Guide and the Prince of Han is the early Ming Dynasty. During the period of the Qing Dynasty, it became the Liangjiang Governor-general’s Yamen (Yamen means the government office). It was also a temporary dwelling palace for two emperors Kangxi and Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty. In March 1853, the Taiping Peasant Army conquered Nanjing, Hong Xiuquan, the leader of the army enlarged it as the Palace of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom . In 1864, Zeng Guofan, the military commander of the Qing Government, attacked and cracked down the Taiping Army, then rebuilt the Liangjiang Governor-general’s Yamen. In 1912, Dr. Sun Yat-sen was elected the Provisional President of the Republic of China, and the president’s office and residence were set up in the West Garden. The Presidential Palace witnessed changes in the four historical periods of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom and the Republic of China. It becomes a vivid textbook on China’s modern history.

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