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Nanking – a megapolis in the lower reaches of the Jiangsu River, the center of the Jiangsu Province. The name is literally translated as Southern Capital.

Nanking – an ancient city founded in the 5th century AD. It often changed its name and was repeatedly a capital city for the rulers of the ancient South Chinese states. In the 14th century, Nanking was renowned as the center of Antinomian Chinese resistance. The leader of the rebels, Zhu Zhang, subsequently established himself in Nanking and became the founder of the mighty imperial dynasty of Ming, which subjugated all of Western China. Nanking was the capital of the state in 1388-1421. When the political center was moved to Peking, Nanking retained its significance as a helpful capital. During the 17th-century Mongolian expedition, the capital was moved to Nanking, but in 1645 the city was conquered.

p>Following centuries, the «southern capital remained an important city. Thus, here, in 1842, the signing of the Peace Treaty ended the First World War. In 1853-64, Nankin was one of the centers of the Taiping Rebellion. In the course of this crusade, many of the monumental fortifications were destroyed. In 1927-37, the government of the Republic of China was located in Nanking. Formally, the city still has this status, although the government is actually located in Taiwan, Taipei. The Japanese occupation of 1940-45 was notorious for unprecedented crimes committed by the occupiers. The Japanese destroyed about 300,000 of the citys inhabitants.

Nankings landmarks are mainly architectural monuments from the Ming dynasty and memorials from Chinas 20th-century times. The main object of attention of Mr. Nankin – a huge cultural and architectural architectural complex of Xiaoling mausoleum (early 15th century) in the area of «Imperial City». Some of the city walls, sepulchres, and mausoleums of various figures of the Minoan period were preserved in the same area. Significant cultural sites also include the Ouyandang Temple (1398), the monastery of Yisyasa with a pagoda of Eulita (10th century), the imperial burial of the Liang dynasty (6th century) and the mausoleum of Xun Xingen (1929).

100 USD = 716.26 CNY

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  • Air quality: 99 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 7,300,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro not busy: 14x14m 196m per person
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Nanjing is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Unicom
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Sublet
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best hospital: General Hospital of Nanjing Military Base
  • Best short-haul air carrier: China Eastern
  • Best intl air carrier: Air China
  • Monthly costs for expat: $700
  • Monthly costs for family: $1400
  • Monthly costs for local: $400
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.2
  • Coffee: $0.8

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