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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

Westborough, Massachusetts
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Location: Nanjing(南京) is in the southwest of Jiangsu Province and the downstream of Yangtze River.

Population: 8,109,100

Area: 6,594 square kilometers

Nationalities: Han, Hui, Manchu, Zhuang

History: Nanjing has been the capital of China on several occasions. According to some historical record, residents settled down in Nanjing in 5,000 years ago. The city became a prosperous administrative center after Qin Dynasty’s victory during the Warring States Period (453BC-221BC).

In 6 century AD, the fate of Nanjing took a sudden turn for the worse, encountering flood, fire, peasant revolt, and war one after the other. In Sui Dynasty, about 589-618AD, the city was fallen into ruins. Although it took on prosperity in Tang Dynasty, Nanjing declined gradually.

In 1356, Zhu Yuanzhang, the emperor of Ming Dynasty, rebuilt Nanjing as the capital of the state. The present-day city wall of Nanjing was mainly built during that time, and it is the longest surviving city wall in the world.

In the mid-19th century, Nanjing was served as the capital of the brief-lived Taiping Kingdom. The Xinhai Revolution led to the founding of the Republic of China in January 1912 with Dr. Sun Yat-sen as the first provisional president, and Nanjing was selected as its new capital. However, the Qing Dynasty still controlled the northern provinces, so revolutionaries asked Yuan Shikai to replace Sun as president in exchange for the emperor's abdication. Yuan demanded the capital be at Beijing. In 1927, the Kuomintang established Nanjing as the capital of the Republic of China. 

Climate: Nanjing enjoys subtropical monsoon climate. The annual average temperature is 15.4℃ with four distinctive seasons: warm spring, hot summer, cool autumn and cold winter. Nanjing has plentiful rainfall with annual rainfall of 1200mm.

Transportation: Airline-Nanjing Lukou Airport is one of the largest airports in China. It offers scheduled flights to the major cities of China and there are flights to Hongkong.

Railway-Nanjing has eight railway stations, providing excellent rail links to Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Anhui, Beijing, etc.

Highway-There are 9 high-grade roads, including Hu-Ning Line, Ning-Lian Line, Ning-Tong Line, Ning- He Line, Ning-Ma Line, Ning-Gao Line, Ning-Huai Line, Ning-Luo Line as well as Ning-He Line, lead to other cities around radially..

Local Specialties: Nanjing Brocade, Jingling Folded Fan, Rain-flower Stone, Jinling Gold Foil

Local Food: Nanjing Boiled Salted Duck, Eight Qinhuai Specialties, Duck Blood and Vermicelli Soup, crayfish



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