Day 4: Nanjing, Jiangsu province
In the morning, you can pay a visit to Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum. Known as the father of modern China, Dr. Sun led the revolution to overthrow the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and founded the Republic of China (1912-49) where he served as its first provisional president.
An aerial view of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum [Photo/VCG]
The mausoleum is situated at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain). As you climb up, the marble dolmen, the pavilion, sacrificial hall and coffin chamber come into view one by one, perfectly demonstrating traditional Chinese architectural styles.
At Nanjing Taicheng Wall (Ming City History Museum) near Xuanwu Lake, you can walk atop the 600-year-old fortification and soak in the impressive overview of Xuanwu Lake and Nanjing's growing skyline.
A bird's eye view of snow-covered Taicheng Wall [Photo/VCG]
After that, take Metro Line 1 to Gulou Station where you can stroll through the nearby old campuses of prestigious universities like Nanjing University and Southeast University and see how architecture blends in with history.
A landmark building at the Gulou Campus of Nanjing University [Photo/VCG]