Here’s part 2!
Let’s say, it was emotional. I had spent a good 3-4 hours at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall. Before visiting, I had a basic understanding of this horrific event during WWII but going there, I had learnt so much. I had taken my time to read everything as history is something I find fascinating. I would recommend visiting here if you do ever visit Nanjing and it is definitely not suitable for children. There was one quote I had read and totally agree with: “Remember the history, but not with hatred”. I remember reading something in the museum that stated that it was to not evoke or prolong hatred, but to live in friendship and make joint efforts for the peace of humanity. A big yes to this.
I had wanted to go to the main peak of the Purple Mountain, Toutuo Ridge Scenic Area, via cable car but by the time I had go to the cable station, it was closing. I thought that it was open all day but clearly not. If I remember, it closes at around 4-4.30pm, can’t remember the exact time. There was the option of hiking it up, however that day I had already hiked a lot.
This post concludes my Nanjing trip. You can read part 1 here.
Places featured in this post
The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre (南京大屠杀遇难同胞纪念馆)
Lao Men Dong (老门东)
Dr Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum (中山陵)
Purple Mountain (紫金山)
Other places I’ve visited
Fashion Lady (时尚莱迪)
Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum (明孝陵)
City Wall (南京城墙)
Zhonghua Gate (中华门)
Jiming Temple (鸡鸣寺)
Xuanwu Lake (玄武湖)
Confucian Temple Area, Fuzimiao (夫子廟)
Qinhuai River (秦淮河)
Places I didn’t get the chance to visit
Toutuo Ridge Scenic Area (头陀岭景区)
Zifeng Tower Observatory (紫峰大廈)
Presidential Palace (总统府)
Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge (南京长江大桥)
Gaochun Old Street (高淳老街)
Zhan Garden (瞻园)
Qixia Mountain (栖霞山)
Yuejiang Tower (阅江楼)
and many more…
哈喽！Nicol is a China based British blogger with a goal to visit all provinces in China, using this blog to document the good, the bad and the ugly of anything and everything. Currently visited 32/34.