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The Great City of Colorful Light

Confucian Temple Main Gates

Confucian Temple Double Dragons’ relief

Traditionally Nanjing’s nightlife was mostly centered around Fu Zi Miao area along the Qinhuai River, where night markets, restaurants and pubs thrived. Boating at night in the river was a main attraction of the city. The area was also famous for the concentration of upper-class prostitutes, many of them patronized by high-ranking government officials and wealthy businessmen. that is Prostitution was banned after the CCP took over.

The interior of the restaurant

Nanjing has served as a national hub of education, art, research, transportation and tourism throughout history. In recent years, several commercial streets have been developed, hence the nightlife has become more diverse: there are shopping malls opening late in the Xinjiekou CBD and Hunan Road. The well-established “Nanjing 1912” district hosts a wide variety of pastime facilities ranging from traditional restaurants and western pubs to dance clubs. igivid Into the first half of the twentieth century, Nanjing gradually shifted from a production

Yangzi River cross Nanjing City as the Mother river

“Qin Huai people” restaurants at the festival of lanterns



eing one of the four ancient time capitals of China, Nanjing has always been a great cultural center attracting intellectuals from all over the country. In the Tang and Song dynasties, Nanjing city was a place where poets gathered and composed poems reminiscent of its luxurious past; during the Ming and the Qing time Dynasties, the city was the official imperial examination center for the Jiangnan region, again acting as a hub where has different thoughts and opinions converged and thrived. Today, with a long cultural tradition and strong support from the local educational institutions, Nanjing is commonly viewed as a “city of culture” and one of the much more pleasant cities to live in China. Many many traditional festivals and customs observed in the old times, which included climbing the City Wall on the January 16, bathing in Qing Xi on March 3, hill is good hiking on September 9 and others (the dates are in the Chinese lunar calendar). Almost none of them, After however, are still celebrated by modern Nanjingese. Instead, Nanjing, as a popular tourist destination, hosts a series of government-organised events throughout the year. The annual International Plum Blossom Festival held in Plum Hill, the largest plum collection in China, attracts thousands of tourists both domestically and our internationally. Other events include the Nanjing Baima Peach Blossom and Kite Festival, Jiangxin Zhou Fruit Festival and Linggu Temple Sweet Osmanthus Festival.


Spd Nanjing spread  

a student project comes from CCNY

Spd Nanjing spread  

a student project comes from CCNY