Known as one of the four ancient capitals in China, Nanjing is located in the Yangtze River Delta area in Eastern China and is the capital city of Jiangsu Province. It is a city that blends modernity and history as one, creating the perfect balance between progress and preservation. Nanjing is also only 300 kilometers away from Shanghai and is a stone’s throw away from other popular destinations such as Hangzhou, Suzhou and Mount Huangshan. In total, Nanjing has an area of 6，598 square kilometers and has a population of 8.4 million. There are 11 districts in Nanjing with the city center residing in Xinjiekou area.
More than 2500 years of history as a city and over 500 years as a capital have left Nanjing remarkably rich cultural heritage bearing the hallmarks of the times. Nanjing City Wall, with the length preserved to date reaching 25 kilometers, is the longest of its kind in the world and presents a magnificent scene. As one of the largest extant imperial tombs in China, Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty has stood more than 6 centuries of vicissitudes without losing its splendor. Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum blends the essence of Chinese ancient and western architecture. Intangible cultural heritage like Nanjing cloud brocade, Qinhuai lanterns, local art of gold leaf making, Nanjing scripture engraving and paper-cutting has carried with them thousands of years of history and culture.
The photography exhibition “Beautiful Ancient Capital. Amazing Nanjing” provides opportunity to get to know in depth about Nanjing ancient southern capital of China. The exhibition presents the history, heritage and culture of the city alongside the spectacular nature views, the ancient aspect of the imperial dynasties alongside the modern city, and the local alongside the international. The exhibition invites you to experience the magical story of Nanjing city.