Confucius Temple

Confucius Temple – China town in Nanjing


Built as the site to worship the great Chinese thinker Confucius, the shrine known as Fuzi Miao in Chinese, has been the most bustling local cultural and commercial center since its establishment in 1034. Covering an area of 2.63 hectares with surrounding buildings in good harmony, it enjoys a typical architectural style from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Stone Pillar Forest on Guizi Hill

By far the most significant point of interest in Luhe district is the Stone Pillar Forest on Guizi Hill. The forest is a type of geological formation that has only been found at four sites an earth, of which this is the biggest. Massive gray pentagonal and hexagonal stone columns line the inside of the hill’s shell, of which some four-fifths survives; the area inside the hill covers nearly a fifth of a square kilometer, and the hill itself is about fifty meters tall.

Hongshan Forest Zoo

More than 3,000 animals call this tree-blanketed hill home, including rare native species like cuddly giant pandas and ginger-furred snub-nosed monkeys.


Quite randomly, the sprawling zoo has a dedicated ‘Australian area’ to accommodate all animals from the land down under.


Shitoucheng Park

Shitoucheng Park – where city wall and Qinhuai River stand side by side

The free public park provides a chance to see remains of City Walls from two different dynasties: a red sandstone fortress from the Wu Kingdom (around 1800 years ago) stands side by side with a grey-bricked fortification from the Ming Dynasty (around 650 years ago).