Located in the downstream Yangtze River drainage basin and Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Nanjing has always been one of China's most important cities. Apart from having been the capital of China for six dynasties and of the Republic of China, Nanjing has also served as a national hub of education, research, transportation and tourism throughout history. With an urban population of over five million, it is also the second largest commercial center in the East China region, behind only Shanghai.
Chaotian Palace (museum and Kunqu opera house)
Fuzi Miao (Temple of Confucius) and Qinhuai River
Ming Dynasty Palace Site
Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum and its surrounding complex
Nanjing Ming City Wall and Zhonghua Gate
South Tang Mausoleums
The Porcelain Pagoda of Nanjing