Zhongshan Mountain Mational Park

Although Zhongshan Mountain Mational Park is also known as the Eastern Suburb Scenic Area, it is very close to the city center. Nanjing people prefer to call Zhongshan Mountain Mational Park the Purple Mountain. Zhongshan is 448.9 meters above sea level. From west to east, there are three major scenic spots: The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Ming Tomb, and Linggu Temple. Among them, The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and Ming Tomb are must-visit attractions in Nanjing.

The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum is the mausoleum of Sun Yat-sen. You can see Boaifang, tomb passage, mausoleum gate, stele pavilion, sacrificial hall and burial chamber lined up on the central axis from south to north along the steps. The inscription on various buildings in the style of the Republic of China reflect Sun Yat-sen’s ideals. To the southeast of the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Square, there is a music stage, which is a stage that combines Chinese and Western styles.

Ming Tomb

Ming Tomb is the mausoleum of Ming Taizu Zhu Yuanzhang and Queen Ma. You can come to the main building of the mausoleum through tortuous tomb passages. Ming Tom’s ticket includes Plum Blossom Mountain, so you might as well go there in winter, when the plum blossoms are just in bloom.

Linggu Temple

There are not as many visitors as the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and Ming Tomb in the Linggu Temple scenic spot. The original Linggu Temple is now in a corner. The central axis is mainly a series of buildings of the National Revolutionary Army cemetery. However, the only remaining building without beams of Linggu Temple in Ming Dynasty is still on the central axis, don’t miss it. Such a large hall does not need a beam and pillar, it is all made of bricks and stones, and the hall is a cemetery hall.

The environment of Zhongshan Mountain Mational Park is very good. The trees on both sides of the mountain road are connected to each other to form green umbrellas. It is very comfortable to walk on the tree-lined road, not to mention there are many scenic spots to visit, even some only are known to old Nanjing people, which makes Zhongshan Mountain Mational Park undoubtedly one of the most prestigious mountains in Nanjing. If time permits, stay in Nanjing for a while and go to Zhongshan Mountain Mational Park to climb the mountain every day. You can exercise and make different discoveries every day. As long as you don’t enter the paid attractions, the mountain climbing is free.

Qinghai Lake Erlang Sword Scenic Area

Qinghai Lake Erlang Sword Scenic Area is located on the south side of Qinghai Lake and is also the main scenic area of Qinghai Lake. This scenic spot is built by enclosing an area on the south side of Qinghai Lake. There are shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, etc., all of which are unique Tibetan-style buildings. In addition, other entertainment items such speedboats, sand motorcycles, and racetracks are also set up.

The scenic spot is mainly divided into two areas, one is a large square and street next to the road, and many buildings and cruise ship docks are also located here. The other is a narrow-pointed peninsula that is more than ten kilometers deep into the lake, and it is shaped like a sword. This is also the origin of the name of this scenic spot. There are some entertainment projects on the peninsula. To play the Qinghai Lake Erlang Sword Scenic Area, it is generally to walk from the gate to visit the squares and streets by the lake, visit the lake and Tibetan buildings, etc., and then take a cruise to play the entertainment projects in the peninsula area. It takes about 2-4 hours to visit the entire scenic area.

There are two Tibetan-style small streets at the square of the scenic area. There are some Tibetan prayer flags and sculptures around the streets and squares. On both sides of the streets, there are souvenir shops, restaurants, hotels, folk museums, herbariums, and Tibetan tribes. You can visit the exhibition halls and buildings full of Tibetan characteristics. When you walk to the lake from the square, you can see the vast blue Qinghai Lake right in front of you, and a wooden plank road has been built along the lake.

At the west end of the plank road, it is the cruise ship’s pier. Taking a cruise on the lake is the focus of Qinghai Lake Erlang Sword Scenic Area. There are two types of cruise ships. One is a medium-sized high-speed cruise ship with about 90 people. You can cruise on the lake for about 20 minutes, and then transport to the end of Qinghai Lake Erlang Sword Scenic Area. The other is a large cruise ship, which can cruise the lake for about 50 minutes and then return to the square pier. The ship has cafes, restaurants, VIP rooms, etc., which is more gorgeous and leisure.