Spotlight on Nanjing
Located in Eastern China, Nanjing sits approximately 250km northwest of Shanghai on the Yangtze River and is home to the largest inland port in the world. The history of its port can be traced back to AD 229 while the city itself also boasts a rich past as a former capital of China through six dynasties. Its location makes it an excellent option for shore excursions, especially cruise ships stopping in Shanghai, and connecting to Beijing via high speed bullet train.
Once in Nanjing there are a number of fascinating landmarks to visit. Culturally diverse with an intriguing history and selection of awe-inspiring architectural remnants to explore, Nanjing never disappoints the inquisitive traveler. Cruise Asia by Destination Asia can arrange visits to; Zhonghua City Gate, the city wall built between 1360 and 1386 under the founder of the Ming Dynasty; Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, situated at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) in Nanjing; Ming Tomb (The Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum is the tomb of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, the founder of the Ming Dynasty); and Nanjing Massacre Memorial, a hall built to memorialize those who were killed in the Nanjing Massacre.