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Nanking For Two

Taking four hours train trip from Wuhan, we finally arrived at 南京 (Nan Jing a.k.a Nanking). When we arrived there it was already almost night so that day we did not go anywhere, instead we took rest and prepare for our next day's travel plan.

The next day, the first destination we went to was the 南京大屠杀纪念馆 (Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall). This place is the Memorial Hall for the people killed in the Nanjing Massacre by the Japanese army in and around the then capital of China, Nanjing, after it fell to the Imperial Japanese Army on December 13, 1937.

It broke my heart so much when I went to this place. Really can not imagine how scary it was to live in Nanjing that time. Reading the stories from the people who managed to survive that time really was so terrifying. I used to know nothing about the massacre until I watched a movie called The Flowers of War. It really was such a good movie for me, indeed. 

I am dreaming of a world full of peace, where there is no hatred, where there is only love, where there is no more war, where people no longer live only for themselves, where they live also for others. This is possible, yes it is.

After this memorial hall, the place we're heading was 中山陵 (Zhong Shan Ling). I don't really know what kind of place this was but it was recommended on Baidu so we just went there LOLOLOL. We went there on weekend, so the people were so so so so many.

To reach the top area of the Zhong Shan Ling, you can use taxi, bus or electric cars available. The price of each person to get in the small electric car was CNY 5 per person (around IDR 7,500 or USD 0.75).

After Zhong Shan Ling, we took bus to get back into the town, and we went straight away to 湖南路狮子桥 (Hu Nan Lu Shi Zi Qiao). This was a food street, from street food, deserts, big restaurants, they all have it here. Chinese food was the most available choices.

New favorite thing LOL

Those were the places we managed to go on our first day at Nanjing. The next day we planned to go to 总统府 (Zhong Tong Fu) but when we got there we found out that we had to pay for the ticket. I forgot how much but it was around CNY 40 (IDR 60,000 or USD 6). Again, we thought it was too expensive to get inside with that price. We pretty much already could imagine what's inside so we just took some pictures at the front door then left LOLOL.

The next place I wanted to introduce to you all is the 1912酒吧区 (1912 Bar). This place is a street with many bars, but they did not have only bars, there were also some "normal" restaurants there. All I know was the bars were open at night. Well, I did not manage to go there at nights though :P

So, this will be the last place for Nanjing. The last destination we went to was the 夫子庙 (Fu Zi Temple). This place has something to do with China's famous Confucius but sadly I don't really know what it is LOL sorry for the lack of information. This place was also close with the 秦淮河 (Qin Huai River). This river was really pretty at night and you can also take a canal trip on it with the price of CNY 80 (around IDR 120,000 or USD 12).

Well, okay guys. That was the story while I was in Nanjing. Thanks for reading this haha, I hope you enjoy it and see you next time on my next post, most probably still about my holiday in China. Take care then, see yaa :)

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