Project Description

Orientis DMC – Nanjing ML (5)
Orientis DMC – Nanjing ML (4)
Orientis DMC – Nanjing ML (6)

Nanjing

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province in eastern China. This large city, with more than 8 million inhabitants, has a long and illustrious past. Whilst its present name has the meaning of ‘Southern Capital’, it has in fact had the honour of being the capital city of China on several occasions in its past.

In a city with more than 2,500 year’s history, it is not surprising that historical and cultural attractions abound. The one that stands out is the ‘Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum’. The Mausoleum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the last resting place of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, the founder of the Ming Dynasty. This vast Imperial Mausoleum took hundreds and thousands of men over 17 years to build and is the largest in China.

Culinary specialities in Nanjing include ‘boiled salted duck’ and ‘Nanjing Snacks’ which incorporate fried sesame cakes, soups, dumplings and vegetables. One of the best locations for food is outside the ‘Confucius Temple’, where some top food outlets can be found.

The best time to visit Nanjing is in the autumn between September and November, when humidity comes down a touch and rainfall is half what it is in the summer monsoon season, whilst at the same time temperatures remain pleasant.